Must start this post with a confession: Wednesday I went to the oncologist with a great deal of anticipation … even fear … faltering faith. I even had a phobic sense the cancer was spreading … just so you know I do experience moments of doubt … virtually always unfounded.
But Wednesday my oncologist came into the examining room a bit late but obviously excited about my CT scan results from Monday …
First, you need to understand what my feedback after each of the prior four bi-monthly scans has been … ‘There has been no shrinkage, no growth … the cancer is stable.” And I must admit in the midst of dealing with some of the side effects of the first ten chemo treatments, I wanted more positive results. Yet the given results were positive results – forgive me for my ungratefulness Lord!
But today my oncologist gave me a very different reading for the prior four scans along with the scan this week. Apparently the cancer had been decreasing / shrinking all along but the progress was hard to recognize from scan to scan. For some reason unbeknownst to me my oncologist compared the CT scan from August 2011 with the CT scan from August 2012 … and lo and behold … when comparing those two scans … you can easily see the decreasing / shrinking of the cancerous lung nodules … also that it is not spreading to the liver.
Praise the Lord!
Apparently it is difficult to monitor the change in the cancer in the abdomen … but much easier on the lung. And the assumption is that as goes the battle against cancer on the lungs so goes the battle against the cancer in the rest of my body … so today’s progress report was extremely good news.
Thanks for all your prayers … this is one of the BIG ways God is answering!
Thank you Lord!