Friday, January 28, 2011

Great News from the doctor

Yesterday I went to the doctor and went to have another blood sample taken. The doctor's appointment was very positive. We had to wait for a while, and I found myself getting pretty uncomfortable sitting there, but then they called my name. We got to see the whole team that we saw every day in the hospital, so it was nice to see them all again. I am sure they missed seeing me in my lovely blue hospital nightgown! The doctor basically told us that things really looked good. He told me that I looked good--that I had good color...and that I was doing well. He was very positive about the way the surgery went--that there were no cancerous lymph nodes that they found, that there was less scar tissue than they had expected, and there were no more cancer cells. THere could be no better report of what the chemo and radiation had done. He looked at my incisions, and was very pleased with how those were healing. He also told me that I could probably get my feeding tube out in 3 weeks--that is a yay hurrah! We all felt like there could have been no better report to get. We don't know what the future might bring (because we all know that cancer can reoccur), but for now the report couldn't be any better. Isn't that wonderful? I am so blessed--now I just need to keep working on this healing process.

Kelsey and I had a much better experience drawing blood this time. We had an appointment, and had to wait maybe 5 minutes to get in. It was great.

I've had some more visitors, and gotten some beautiful flowers--so I continue to be spoiled. Nancy has been so good to me--and waited on me, hand and foot. Your prayers and thoughts continue to give me strength and help. I love you all, Louise


  1. Hip, Hip, Hooray! We have been thinking of you and your family a TON lately. Start healing, you can do it.

  2. What a nice report you posted. I am so glad for you Louise. I'm still just
    around the corner if needed and as always .....your still in my thoughts and prayers each day.


  3. Louise, We are so glad to hear this great report. We have been following your progress everyday. I know the Lord is blessing you and you will soon be back to doing the things you love to do. We love you...

  4. Dear Louise -- So much wonderful news! I'm grateful (thrilled!) that your lymph nodes are cancer-free, your incisions are healing well and your feeding tube could come out soon. It was also nice to read that you and Kelsey had such a quick & easy blood drawing experience today:)
    What a distance you've come in the last three weeks! Love, Suzy

  5. Wow..this is really really powerful stuff. Just shows the power of hope, prayer and mindset. Me and the girls are totally rejoicing. Love,Sue

  6. Wonderful news! I am so happy to hear you are progressing in your healing. I am sure it will be a day of rejoicing when you get that feeding tube out. You are doing so well!


  7. Wow! Just look what you have been through. You are doing great and things are looking up! I am so proud of you. Keep it going!

  8. Such wonderful news, Louise. So so happy that the healing is occurring and that the future is looking so bright. Awesome news...keep it up!

    Love, Janet

  9. Was so great to see you up and around yesterday. You are looking good. Love the new hair color...who would have thought it!?! Hope the treat we brought goes down smoothly. So happy with the good news from the MDs. Still monitoring your posts here for Granddad. He loves the updates..."Keep on, keeping on."
    B and D

  10. Such a wonderful report!!! We will just continue to pray that your progress is steady and no major setbacks.
    Love, Becky
    PS I'll ski one for you this week.

  11. What great news. So many blessings and tender mercies. I love it. Keep up the good work and I really enjoy your blog.