Sunday, September 30, 2012

Digging Deeper

It seems even when you may have a respite from tests, treatments, etc. there is always that ONE thing that poses a question mark. Hmmm, that's weird. Your PET scan was normal, your MRI of the brain was normal, even the fluid that was drained from your lung was normal! BUT...your tumor markers are way up!

We have to dig a little deeper and check them again in one month. One month later, they are up AGAIN! Now what?

Dig deeper? Yes. Check them again in one month ( October). This time along with a CT, bone scan, mammogram, PET scan (again) and  another meeting with Dr. A.

 This is where we are now...digging, looking...searching for an answer for why my markers are so high and climbing. If there is an answer at all.

This uncertainty from month to month has led my husband and I to continue living as healthy a life as we can. We also decided to dig deeper ourselves.

To increase our exercise levels, practice very deep stretching and relaxation with Yin Yoga and  taking our nutrition to another level from mostly Vegetarian meals to Vegan.We do what we can with what God has given us the abilities to do.

As for the rest; the Lord reminded me last week during the worship service that "HE is bigger than all of this"!


Mike and Christie said...

Yes HE is bigger! :) You are making some great decisions. Hope everything turns out ok.
I always remember Lorraine Day's picture of the giant tumor protruding from her chest with no hope. That was like 25 years ago! She is still healthy and living and VEGAN!

Retired Knitter said...

That sure sounds like a toughie. I guess you have already asked them if there is anything else that could give a high tumor mark level in the blood - anything else besides the obvious.

You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I'm at a loss for words.:( you r such a fighter and should be able to rest and not worry about this horrible thing cancer...... Just remember I am sitting right on your shoulder whispering fight girl... U r amazing and so isn't your family support

Maryann said...

I know this can be so discouraging (the constant testing can be very wearying.) Praying the Lord will give you peace as you continue to trust in him. Loved the photos of the sunflowers, the telephone poles in the background look like crosses.

Kimberly Barillas-Tilley said...

Praying for God's peace and comfort, and for his HEALING!


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