Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's Tina's Birthday!

Happy Birthday Tina !!! from Rich !!!


  1. Hey GF! Happy, happy birthday! I hope it was a GREAT one!! What did you all do?

    The results of my PET scan are that it looks like my cancer is back. There is a spot on the right ovary. There are at least four lymph nodes involved this time. One near the pancreas and others in the chest. They want to biopsy what's in the chest. They aren't sure it's cancer. It could be an infection. They don't want to start chemo until we know what we're dealing with. He's only focused on one and that one is less than half an inch in diameter.

    I don't know any more than that. I won't know more until I hear from my oncologist on 7/28. Yesterday's meeting was with my surgical oncologist in Pittsburgh.

    They said they already know I respond well to chemo, it did extend my life one year already, so I'll do the same chemo if it turns out to be cancer.

    That's about it. Sorry it is bad news but it could have been worse. I cried all afternoon now I'm done crying about it and will deal with it.

    We have not shared the news with family and Ralph & Jessica are still on their honeymoon. We won't tell anyone until they get back.

  2. The waiting is so hard. We have been in that position many times. Remember:
    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. . . . But those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.”
    (Isaiah 40:29,31.