Saturday, July 18, 2009

Update

I guess I forgot to come back and put the information here about Jan's visit at MD Anderson this week. I posted for her on her blog and on FB, but forgot about here.

So, here is the GREAT NEWS:

I've talked to Jan and Mom a few times today. Jan had the staples taken out and was able to see the MRI which was done after surgery a couple of weeks ago. Clear. The tumors are gone. Jan said, "God is Great!"

They were also able to see her oncologist and get the newest treatment plan in the works. She will be on a "drip" chemo (Avastin) this time, but she will be able to do her treatment here in Oklahoma. She also gets somewhat of a break and only goes to MD Anderson every 2 months for testing. She will not start the new treatment for 2 more weeks so as to allow complete healing. She is feeling great.

Avastin has just recently been FDA approved in the treatment of GBM and is showing great results. Dr. Gilbert informed them of the side effects, which are around 5%.

Jan wanted me to relay that as far back as she can remember she has been praying for God to take the tumors away. She just never thought it would be through surgery.

Please join us in praising God for these great results.

It was awesome to hear the joy in Jan's voice when I talked to her after getting this report!

Have a great weekend!

Cheryl

6 comments:

Denise said...

Praising God with you my sweet friend, love you.

Melanie said...

Praise God.. such wonderful, wonderful news!

Christina said...

Read this update but saying once again this is the best news. I am praying for continued healing for Jan.

Susan said...

God is so faithful!!

I'm so blessed to read this. Give Jan a hug from me♥

Jensmere said...

So glad to hear the good reports! God is so good...will be believing with you for complete healing and recovery!

Bless you,
Susan

Lea said...

Im soooo happy!
Thank you Lord!!!!!!