Monday, March 18, 2013

God is GOOD!! The tumor is SHRINKING!

The tumor is SHRINKING!!! Y'all, this is huge, awesome news! My neuro-oncologist, Dr. Schiff, who is a lovely but serious man by nature and actually said "I don't say these things lightly" showed us on the computer how my tumor has SHRUNK since the last MRI in December! When I first started chemo back in October, I was told that the best outcome would be for the tumor to stop growing. Well, not only had it stopped but it is shrinking! Thank you, Jesus. The tumor remaining is still large (7cm across and about 4cm tall) but this shows that the chemo is WORKING!! God is working a miracle here, no doubt about it. Thank you ALL for your fervent prayers. Zev and I turned to each other after the visit and just hugged. This is not the path that I would have chosen but God is being glorified here and I just wanted to share this with all our family and friends! Dr. Schiff wants me to remain on chemo for 18 months. Next MRI is in 3 months. Encouraging news such as today's report motivate me to get through the hard days.

Here are some pics of our eventful day! After the visit with the neuro-oncologist, we went and had some brekky at a local diner. It's sort of become a regular thing for us every time we come to Charlottesville for my scans.

Have a great day!!













7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What an answer to prayer. God heals and I am continuing to pray for you and your family! Great news!!

Jennifer said...

Praise God!

Laurie Andrews said...

Wonderful news!!!! I am Pat Duerr's niece in northern va.

Sue said...

Thank you, God! I will keep praying in MA. :)

Cassy Quick said...

AMEN!!! So, so happy for you and yours...this is WONDERFUL news. Continued success...:)
The Quick's

Anonymous said...

Thank you GOD!!! SO needed this news today, keep fighting beautiful! xo
Lin

Sam said...

Zev and Fi, Wonderful news. Keep on and you are all always in my prayers. Love the pics and smiles.
Always, Sam :-)