Thursday, September 11, 2008

One year exactly~ test results

Wow ~ it has been a long, tough year. Last year on 9-11 I was having a bone biopsy done on my rib. Today one year later I received the best news we could have asked for!

ALL MY TESTS ARE CLEAR!!!! At this point in time there is "no evidence of metastatic disease"!
Our God is an awesome God~ He hears us when we pray and He answers!

Test results~ bone scan, this is exciting. The spot that was on my spine does not show up at all and the rib is again showing improvement.

CT and chest X Ray also show no sign of metastatic disease. No fluid on the lungs or nodules. The liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas and adrenal glands all look ok.

Muga scan ( heart) ~ back up to 50, this puts me in normal range again!!! It is low end of normal, but normal! Blood pressure~ normal 120/70, sometimes even lower.

Blood tests~ all fine, tumor markers are in normal range and kidney function is normal.

Oh, and I also passed my PT Exam~ so I am now a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer :)

What a year and what an amazing God we have! Thank you so much for all the prayers and support from all of you during this time.

What from here? I see my oncologist in 4 months and will continue to be monitored. I will continue with the meds I am currently on including Zometa treatments once a month. That may change, but I will keep you posted.

Does this mean the cancer is gone? It means there is no sign of it at this point in time and I will always be considered stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Is it sitting dormant, is it there but we just don't yet see it on the tests or did God take it away??

Today was a good day :)


Mike and Christie said...

Whoooo Hoooo! :)

Anonymous said...

What more can be said? What a wonderful bunch of news that was to read. Was so anxious to hear how everything turned out. Almost called you. Now you have to go and celebrate by doing a little more four wheeling. Jumping up and down for you Elayne and with my old knees thats not easy. Love to you and the rest of the gang.

Love, Diane

Anonymous said...



Nikki said...

Mom, that is such amazing news! I am absolutely overjoyed to hear that!!!
I love you!

Reed Family said...

Yea!!! God is so good!!
Donise & Billy

Marcy said...

To God be the Glory!!!
YEAH God!!!

Anonymous said...


Love, Michelle, Jeff, and Matthew

Anonymous said...


Dave Minich

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful report--Burt and I are soooo happy and relieved for you and everybody!!! Your faith is so strong and "GOD" will always be in your corner as you are so very special and an inspiration for all!!! We love you, Chris and the boys. Love always, Aunt Suzie and Uncle Burt xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

It's not laying there dormant Elayne,I do believe God took it away hopefully.
I love you,
your brother Dana

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the results and also on the personal training certificate! You are amazing and an inspiration. Now I just need you to move to Phoenix and get me moving! :) I will miss not seeing you this weekend but my thoughts and prayers are with you all!. Love ya... barb

cathie hanna said...

Praise be to God! I was overcome with emotion when I read this and I rejoice with you Elayne! Thank you for including me on your blog list and know that I will continue to pray...
Cathie Hanna

Marshall said...

Congratulations, Elayne! That's great news. I hope you continue to recover and stay healthy! Come out to training any time you feel up to it, just to visit, walk or run, whatever you want.

See you soon.

Anonymous said...

Great, Great, Great.

I'm just reading the e-mail since I was away from Thursday until last eve. What wonderful news. Now, we just all pray that it continues. I was also thrilled to hear about your passing your exam. Now you can officially start with your training others.

You all take care. I have many more e-mails to go through.

Again, the best of wishes to you and your regained health status.
Love you all.


Anonymous said...

The news on your Blog is just the greatest. Am not sure what it is that you are still taking, but make sure you do it. I will let my sister in Ohio know as she has the best prayer chain ever. She will be so HAPPY!
Thanks for the Anniversary pics and the Hurricane photos. Ed and Lois look good and I could recognize a lot of you.
Will put the wedding date on my calendar right now.

Congrats on passing your test!!!
Hugs and much love to you all, JoAn


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