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Stage 3 Cancer? Super!

Posted in Cancer,Sara by sicks on February 22, 2008

Praise the Lord!! The PET scan results were negative, which means the cancer is not present in other parts of my body (that does not necessarily mean that there aren’t cancer cells floating around in my body). I am so THRILLED that I am stage 3. It was only 5 days ago, on Sunday, when the Lord and I were wrestling big time about being stage 3. On that day, the idea of being stage 3 was a torment. On that day, I called the Lord mean and cruel.

Only the Lord could turn what I thought was such wretched news into pure joy. The transformation in my heart is unbelievable and God gets all the glory. Today, I call him my deliverer and my protector.

We are greatly rejoicing at the first good news about my cancer in 5-1/2 weeks. To God be the glory!

Psalm 30: 11-12: “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.”



PET Results, Chemo Plan

Posted in Cancer,Chris by sicks on February 22, 2008

Just returned from the oncologist, and the great news is that the PET scan found no signs of cancer in other parts of Sara’s body. We are delighted, and grateful. Sara will share more about that in a moment.

As a guy, I figure some of you want to know more about the nuts and bolts of treating Sara’s cancer. It’s actually quite amazing the stuff they can do, and how many treatments have been developed very recently.

On March 10, Sara will begin chemotherapy, followed by radiation and two other treatments. Here’s what the plan looks like:

First, 4 treatments of AC chemo occurring every three weeks (12 weeks). This is the kick-your-butt & make you sick chemo.

Next, Taxol & Herceptin every week for 12 weeks. Won’t make her as sick.

Next, daily radiation treatments for 6 weeks.

Next, Herceptin doses every three weeks for 39 weeks.

Next, Tamoxifen pills daily for 5 years.

Thanks for the prayers and encouragement. We are glad to be at the point where we know everything, and can move forward into battle against this thing.