Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Good News!

So Hope was getting tired of being the only one to write on the blog.... so I'm going to give it a shot. Just don't expect too much of me. We went back down to Arizona on the 2nd for yet another round of chemo and some scans to see how well things were going for either me or cancer. So the first morning we started out early to get my scan all done and over with then it's time to wait for the doctors... that can be a very long wait sometimes and that day they were short staffed but finally trusty Dr. Brunk shows up to check me out tells us how everyone is kind of behind then decides to go check the scan. Meanwhile the naturopathic Dr. came in and put me on another pill COQ 10 which is supposed to help my heart then after a couple of nurses stop by to ask us if we could use a bottle of water or something while we wait the Doctor returns with GREAT news... the tumors in my head had shrunk and the edema surrounding them had also gone down a bit! This is the first good news we've ever heard on my cancer.
So after the good news I still had to see the acupuncturist fella, but was slightly nervous having never been to one before. They set it up so it was supposed to relieve stress, as the guy starts stabbing my ears, between my eyes, my hands, legs and feet kind of explaining how the nerves are supposed to be connected to organs and such to help me feel better as I lay like a pin cushion. After like 45 mins. the pins we're removed and I didn't feel any different or better, oh well it was worth a shot. They also set me up to talk to the physical therapist to see if they could help me out with regaining strength. As walked in the physical therapist talked to me for like 10 minutes then decided that there was nothing she could do nor could she justify to my insurance company any need for me to be in any physical therapy.
Now we just have to head back to Arizona every 3 ish weeks so I can be juiced up again and figure out how things are looking :) hopefully only more good news!


  1. That is freaking awesome! happy birthday awhile ago. I hope it was a good day. I am glad that this place in Arizona is going to be your life saver :) It sounds like they are doing good, and treating you guys good. I am happy for you both that is great news!

  2. Hey, it's fun to hear from Jason, and it is nice to have some positive news. We hope it continues.