Monday, August 11, 2008

~Jan's August Testing Results~

We just recently heard from Jan regarding her testing to see how the new treatment is working. Of the 2 areas of concern, the one area which Dr. Gilbert was "concerned about" when she started this treatment shows that there is no blood flow to the tumor, and the other area just shows scar tissue.

Jan's oncologist is very pleased with these results. The chemo is doing what it should be doing. They will return in September for their nexted scheduled testing.

Jan talked with her oncologist about returning to work on a part-time basis and he has given her the okay. Jan and I talked Friday and she doesn't have the headaches anymore, so this is very good as well. And, also, they are going to start tapering her off the steroids.

Thank you for joining us in praying for Jan. We are thrilled to have good results, along with the fact that she feels good and that she can start back to work which she has wanted to do for some time, as she has been quite bored.

Please continue to pray that this treatment will kill all the cancer cells, but also leave the good cells alone; pray for Jan as she starts back to work, that this will agree with her, but also that she will be mindful of her limits.

Lamentations 3: 22-23 ~ "Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."

Deuterotomy 7:9 ~ "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands."

Blessings!

11 comments:

Krista said...

Congratulations on such wonderful test results. I will continue to pray for Jan as she returns to work and her health.

Have a blessed day,
Krista

Laurie Ann said...

This is such great news! Standing in agreement with your prayers, Cheryl. I know you must be so happy for her.

Mary said...

I love the update picture of Jan.

I rejoice with you in the good results and that Jan feels good, doesn't have the headaches and can start back to work! We will, "Hope for each day"!

I will write down the scriptures you have given and wrap prayers around them!

mary

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!
I am so haPPPPPPYYyyYyyYYyyy!
Hallelujah!!!
Happyhugs,
Lea
ps.
Jan LOOKS BEAUTIFUL in her photo!
I'll keep standing in FAITH with yall!
Lea

Darlene said...

Such Great news!!! I am so relieved for your family! I know you are beaming with gladness and thankfullness.
Celebrate good times come on! I think by KC and the Sunshine band song just popped in my head. Rejoicing in the good news! God is so GOOD!
Blessings my sister,
Darlene

Jenn_N_Luc said...

What great news, Cheryl! I'm so happy to hear it. I will continue to pray for her. Hope you are doing well too!

Enjoy your week!

Amy said...

praise God. He is all over this cancer and Jan. Blessings to you

Tracy said...

Wow! Those are great results. Definitely reason to rejoice today! Celebrating with you and continuing to pray! = )

Blessings,
Tracy
(ELF)

Christina said...

I haven't been online for awhile, but I was so happy to read this news about Jan. I am praying this is the beginning to her road to recovery.

Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith said...

Continuing praying and praise God for the good news!

Nancie said...

Cheryl,

Praise God! I rejoice with you over Jan's good results. Thanks for sharing this good news with us. It is very encouraging.

Continuing to join you in prayers for Jan in her treatment and returning to work. Take care!

Have a blessed day,
Nancie