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2 Steps Forward and 3 Steps Back

Postby Pug » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:23 pm

Today's pathology report from the oncologist was a real disappointment. Based upon post-op lab work the cancer was discovered to be quite active. So we are going back to another 12-week chemotherapy regimen, with weekly infusions. The prognosis, based upon the clinical assessment, is not the most encouraging, with a greater than 48% probability of reoccurrence. And any reoccurrence typically (since there is no longer any breast tissue) occur in the liver, kidneys, bones or brain. Prayers are still appreciated.

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Re: Joining the "Pink Ribbon" Coalition...

Postby jocat54 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:38 pm

Ya'll are in our prayers, it can be a rough road but you can do it with Gods help.

My wife is in her 8th year of being cancer free, we have had some scares along the way though.

As you already know chemo is tough, but stay tough and keep your faith. I really never prayed a lot, but I learned how, when we went through this.
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Postby Divided Attention » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:28 pm

NEVER give up! You are in our prayers!

I have a very close friend who at diagnosis should not have lived 6months. A year later she was CANCER FREE - she had mets at diagnosis, and lymph involvement. NEVER give up God is so good and so amazing.
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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:11 pm

We are still praying for Elaine and for you.

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Postby stash » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:30 am

Continuing to pray for your wife and you Pug.
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Postby varko » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:14 am

Will continue to pray.
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Postby fishman » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:21 am

I will keep both of you in my prayers.
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Re: Joining the "Pink Ribbon" Coalition...

Postby Pug » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:25 pm

What a jouney. It was not my intention to leave this post hanging, but the last fifteen months have been unlike anything that we've ever been through in more than 30 years of marriage. Having said that, I'm happy to say that -- after 39 weeks of chemo, 13 weeks of radiation, four major surgeries (including a week in Baylor ICU) and countless tears & prayers -- Elaine is doing very well. Last week she returned to the classroom in her new role as a state licensed diagnostician and teacher.

I have friends of various persuasions (and some who are persuaded that there is no persuasion) -- and all have been very supportive and encouraging throughout the treatment process. Just the same, I want to say "thank you" to those who shared our load through your prayers. God willing she will beat the beast over time.
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Re: Joining the "Pink Ribbon" Coalition...

Postby carlson1 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:43 pm

Praise the Lord! What a great report to hear. We will continue to pray for your wife and family. :tiphat:
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Postby Keith B » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:55 am

Great news Pug. We will continue prayers for a long and successful cancer free career!!
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Postby n5wd » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:07 am

What a journey! Congratulations to Elaine on her new position. Special ed is a tough job - she's a very special lady to be able to handle it.

It's always great to hear success stories in the cancer war front - my wife and I are walking that same journey, now. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer just before last spring break, and the initial path report, once all the plumbing was removed, was that it appeared that the cancer had not spread. It looked like we had dodged a bullet.

Unfortunately, the follow-up CAT scan in June showed seven new tumors scattered through her abdomen. Finally diagnosed as a rhabdomyosarcoma, apparently extremely rare in adults, still rare but usually seen in kids, the first two rounds of the general chemo routine weren't effective and the tumors continue to grow pretty aggressively. So we're off to Houston early in September to see what M.D.Anderson has to offer.

But, again, very happy for your wife's recovery and I'll bet y'all are glad to see life kinda return to normal.
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Re: Joining the "Pink Ribbon" Coalition...

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:23 am

Thanks for the update Pug and than you Father for the good news. We pray you continue to bless her and guide her physicians.

n5wd you and your wife are on our prayer list also. Please touch base with us about her from time to time.

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