Friday, May 7, 2010

U.C. Davis check-up

On Wednesday Micah and I went up to U.C. Davis for my three-month check-up. We ran into an obstacle trying to find a good vein for my iv. I have small veins as it is, but now have the added problem of scar tissue and over-used veins. The first nurse tried three times and was not successful - which meant pain and now bruising for me. :( She called in another nurse, and fortunately he found a deep vein that worked for the iv. Can I say ouch? Very awkward and uncomfortable spot. However, it allowed us to proceed with the ct scan and get it done. My poor arm looks terrible! We made a plan for next time for me to see a specialist first to start the iv before the ct scan.

My next stop was to see Dr. Calhoun, my oncologist and surgeon. He made me feel like a million bucks! Of course he saw me repeatedly at my worst, but I told his nurse I'd slip him a twenty every time I come back to pump me up the way he did. :) We looked at the ct scan images together, and I'm so happy to report that there is still no evidence of any cancer coming back!! My insides looked good. He is having the radiologist look even more closely just to be cautious, but everything looked great. I now only have to come back every six months instead of every three. We are planning on a ct scan every six months for about 2 years, then we'll "go from there"....
What a relief! We left his office encouraged and thankful.
Thank you Lord!!

Just wanted to share the good news with those who still check the blog sometimes...thank you so much for your continuous prayers and encouragement. We are so blessed.

Love,
Wendy

My dad shared this with me this morning:

"Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in Him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun."

Psalm 37:3-6

Please pray:
  • God's continued protection over my body to stay CANCER-FREE

39 comments:

  1. That is absolutely fabulous!!!

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  2. Praise God! It brings tears to my eyes to read this as my family has been following you on your journey to recovery. Please keep us posted as we will check your blog. You and your mom look beautiful in your photos!
    Much love to you and your family,
    Tobi Thomas

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  3. Blessings to you Wendy! Our God is good..This is wonderful news.
    Gayle Iest

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  4. What wonderful news Wendy!!!! I am so HAPPY for you!!!! Praise GOD for all He has done!!! Oh yeah! You look so beautiful in your pictures, your mom, too!!! :) Again I say, "PRAISE GOD!" God bless you and your beautiful family!

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  5. Hi Wendy. I first read your blog a couple of months ago and was so happy to have found it again and with such wonderful news. My sister is 36 and she was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, colon to the liver, two years ago. I'm happy to say that she is doing beautifully and has been free of cancer for about a year now. She still goes every three months for her scans but they will soon be changed to every six months. Every day is a blessing and we all take things one day at a time. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I will pray for you and your continued good health!! God bless. : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  6. Congratulations Wendy, what wonderful news! I'm so sorry I had to leave the H.O.W. dinner early, I had a church thing I had to go to. We'll keep praying for you and your continued good health! So awesome! =)

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  7. How awesome is that news! Many blessings. In my prayers,

    Sheila

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