Friday, June 22, 2007

Do I get an AMEN from the choir?? lol

First of all with my brain being overwhelmed between being nuked, and zapped and my chemo brain...I apparently show up a day early for my test results...totally my fault I have the right date and time in my cancer journal that I take with me to every appoint ( so I can take notes and keep track of all my tests and the subsequent results...I saw that it was Friday but Thursday felt a Friday to me so I went! lol Good thing they love me over there! They new how important those test resutls were to me and mine and he snuck me in and gave me all the good news! lol

So now for all the GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!

Both my cancer tumor marker test levels were way down....I can't seem to find the exact numbers to give you but one is back in the double digit and the other one went from 197 last month down to 133 this month... here are the links to better explain what a cancer tumor marker test are....the two I have done once a month are..
Cancer Antigen (Ca) 27.29: Blood Tests  and  CA 15-3: The Test .

And now for the even better news...all the small nodules (to small to consider tumors yet) in my lower lobes of both my lungs have completely disappeared! Yahoooo! and the lymph nodes that all tested positive for cancer in the middle chambers  of both lungs......well, all but one is still active! another AMEN from the choir please! lol and the two largest tumors that are located in the upper lobes of both lungs where the size of walnuts.....one has shrunk at least 50% and the other one almost 50%......so the Xeloda is working!!! and I only have a small puddle of fluid in my lower left lung that will eventually re- absorb itself...no lung tap needed!

He did want to show me that he had some (light) concern for a spot on my liver now, and my new left breast..........He gave me a stern warning not to worry about it, that we will keep an eye on them and only do more if it warrants it.......You know my nickname for him is Dr. Serious he means what he says and says what he means...I trust him explicitly.

So we know we are on the right chemo regimen and that is truly a blessing, I will have another Brain MRI in less than 3 weeks to see how well the whole brain radiation did and if Dr. Serious thinks I will be able to take that chemo booster we had discussed in the beginning about my new treatment plan...then I will be given it intravenously every 3 weeks (still have my porta cath) and hopefully remission will be right around the corner!

I remember when I was younger and I wanted everything...............now it's just time....such a simple request...but what I hold almost as precious as my family...Thank you for this time and more time!

Started out happy dancing and made myself cry.....what roller coaster this past year has been!

Love to you all!

80 comments:

inquestoftruth said...

Amen, amen....and AMEN!!    (((((((((((((Kimberleigh))))))))
~Meg
PS:   Happy dancing and crying right with ya!

mpnaz58 said...

AMEN, sister!! Terrific news...I am so happy for you, and your family.  You are a truly remarkable woman :)
xoxo ~Myra

katie39041 said...

I am so glad the news was good.I think time is what any one of us asks for and i know your time is so very precious and you will make the most of the time with your loving family and friends.
my prayers are with you
love and hugs
Katie

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sharonwlee said...

I do not know you. And just discovered that you existed yesterday (when I happened upon your blog in some wild and weird sort of way), but already I've been blessed that I did. Who knows why? What draws another person's soul to another's? I guess what piqued my interest in the first place was your "I shaved my legs for this?" I wondered what would warrant such a statement... and discovered you instead. And decided quickly that I liked you. Some people you meet (and maybe even take a second glances back to see them) but then pass them on by; some people you just stop to share with a while and stay with a spell, for a time, a season..... though some warrant a whole lifetime. Well, from my house to yours... I've stopped a while and am one-sided sharing (I guess), as I listen to you share your world with mine in my mere observance. But today after you've posted your good news, I've decided to let you know that I'm one in your "choir" that's "amening" your progress, and jumping for joy in excitement in the news that you've shared this morning. I loved that you showed up early and that the doctors and nurses let you go in anyway and that they had the results there for you already. And I'm with you, yesterday felt like a Friday to me too. :) I hope you have a wonderful Friday (again)! I will be praying for you!... and for you to have lots and lots and lots and lots and lots, and years and years and years of "time"! I will thank God for your good news and pray that He'll send you LOTS more!

From one in your choir that's amening your song....

astaryth said...

Oooopsss my {{{{{{{{{{{{{Hug}}}}}}}}}}}}} got left off.. so, here it is!! I can't tell you how happy all of this makes me!!

astaryth said...

I'm doing the snoopy happy dance over here!!! Yeah!! What wonderful news to come back to now that I finally got my internet access fixed!!!!!!!

malagutigrrl said...

AMEN!!!! AMEN!!!! AMEN!!!!

sunflowerkat321 said...

Wonderful news Kim!!  I'm so happy for you.

deshelestraci said...

Praise God!  What a blessing!  I'll bet you slept well last night!
Traci

roloz88 said...

Hi Kim!  I love your good news!!  Many Amens from this choir member!   Hugs and prayers, Rosa

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mariebm56 said...

You should be doing the happy dance, we all are!
I am so happy to hear all the good news.  
It is, indeed, wonderful news!!!
As far as messing up appointments.....sorry to say, I do it too, but I never got zapped.  Within the last 2 years I have made some really BIG mistakes when it comes to appointments....& I also read things that are not really there....
; (     what is my excuse?(old age)
Enjoy your day, & celebrate!!!
Marie

thinkingoutloud said...

Thank you for the GR8 news!!!

Love n prayers-
Niki ;)

sdoscher458 said...

(((Kim))) what wonderful news to start my day off with, I am beyond happiness for you.  I firmly believe that prayers do work.  I know the fight is not over yet, but winning a battle like this one is a joyous feeling.  Love, Sandi

ladyvictoriak said...

I'm so very happy for you that things are going in the right direction.  

Viki

topchelseagirl said...

Oh {{{Kim}}} I've just returned from my holidays and read this wonderful news. Great to hear you're kicking cancer's sorry butt.
Happy dancing with you.
Angie
x
PS  You look fantastic as a bald chick.

cgtperkins said...

AMEN!!!! What wonderful news!!!! I am so happy for you. Wow, thats just great.I hope things continue to get better and better!!!! I will still keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs
Carrie

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sugerb6 said...

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice! AMEN to TIME as the choir cries with you!
Love
Debbie

ldybutterfly1128 said...

Hallelujah!  I'll keep praying for you Kim.  God is working for you!

Blessings,
Jamie

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ashleekr said...

I am SOOOOOO happy for you, Kim!!!!!!!  Prayers work!
Love, Ash

cste609371 said...

Way to go... YOU GO GIRL!!!!!! YEA!!!!!

CSTE609371@aol.com

pharmolo said...

Very pleased that the treatment is having a positive effect, in shrinking the nasties. Keep spirits high!

misiatscholvik said...

LOL LOL LOL.

aimer said...

Keep on happy dancing!--Sheria
http://journals.aol.com/aimer/on-my-mind

mumma4evr said...

great great great great  news!!!!  yippeeeee
Becky

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jerseygirlphotos said...

so happy to hear the good news!!~!

sunnyside46 said...

I am crying too
what a simple request....wouldn't we all be happier if that is all we ask for.
I love you
Marti

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easteeleco said...

That is some very good news you've had.  And what a great office to sneak you in, even though you were early..(like 24 hours.. LOL).   Blessings like these are worth shouting and dancing about!  Hugs, Estela

kirkbyj05 said...

I have turned up a week late for appointments and felt a fool.  I've even turned up a day early too.  You are not alone 'Irish Eyes'. You never will be with a choir as big as 'yours'.  You deserve a break and now its here enjoy the 'dancing'.  This is such special news and it warms my heart to know that our prayers are being answered.  Power to prayer!  And to you my brave angel.  Tears and cuddles are being spent on rejoicing this wonderful news amongs your 'choir' of friends..  Happy Days are here again!   Hugs    Jeanie  xxx

misiatscholvik said...

LOL LOL LOL and LOL LOL.

princesssaurora said...

Keep on happy dancing with tears of joy!!!!  I knew it would be good news!  YAY!  More prayers for more good coming to you my sweet!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

justplainbill said...

Kimberleigh, I am so happy for you, this is great news. I even did a happy dance and I have done very few of them in my life.
Will keep the prayers and good wishes coming your way, Bill

candlejmr said...

CONGRATULATIONS.....THAT IS GREAT NEWS!!!!  And why is that (same) person who commented below LAUGHING so much??

((HUGS))
Jeanne

shauneenie said...

Soooo happy for you Kimberleigh!!!!!!!! I see our Russian friend is happy too! Or maybe LOL in Russian means something different!Hugs to you Warrior!Love Shauneen

ajquinn354 said...

Kim you will get lots of AMEN's from the choir, hope my off-key pitch won't mess up your hearing.  Good reports on everything, the prayers have been helping dear and your having Dr. Serious sounds like another blessing.  Even with the light concern for liver and left breast, overall you've had wonderful results with your Xeloda and your Dr. Serious will keep a good watch on this for you. Having 100% trust in your Doctor can make the world of difference dear.  Keep happy dancing my dear, heck I'm dancing over here for you also.  

Blessed Thursday for you and also me. I was told about l l/2 months ago I needed a pacemaker, didn't buy that, thought it was a change in medicines that was creating the problems.  So held off having this done until they did every imaginable test and re-test of my heart. When I was at Cardiologist yesterday, final words from my doc....You Do Not Need A Pacemaker....looks like we both had a meant to be Thursday dear.

Hugs, Arlene (AJ)

chaispice1023 said...

AMEN and praise God!!!!  this is the BEST good news!!! congratulations!

nelishianatl said...

I wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten about you and you are in my prayers.  I think we are hearing about a miracle coming true.  I pray God will satisfy you with a VERY long life.  
Your lifelong friend,
Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/WishingandHoping/

fasttrack58 said...

AMEN!!!
Have a happy weekend!!!
Linda :)

countrylady4071 said...

Kim,
I'm so glad the news was good.  I'm doing the happy dance right beside you.  I hope you and your family have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Pat

dklars said...

What wonderful news!  I hope you have a grand celebration this weekend!!
~~Kath~~

plieck30 said...

So happy for you. Paula

rbrown6172 said...

that is wonderful news!!!  i'm doing a happy dance with you!  (inwardly  :]  )
gina

heavenlybama said...

I'm so happy for you!  This is great news!  Prayers being answered.  Amen!!!
Hugs,
D
http://journals.aol.com/heavenlybama/journey-to-success

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Amen sista!!!!

Wonderful news....

<<Doin the happy dance with ya>> =)

Hugs,
Terri

dplkjl said...

Could not be happier for you!  Seems like you have found your Dr. Right's!  It is such amazing news and I can not even imagine how happy you and your family has to be!  See, your intuition kept quiet so you can completely enjoy this amazing news! -Kelly

justjenn224 said...

AMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEENNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!YOu are in my Prayers!!!Jenn

jckfrstross said...

Amen!!!!

Deb

stepjammer said...

Congratulations on  your good news.

oddb0dkins said...

Excellent news! I'm so pleased for you. B. x

lazarai said...

YAY!!  Hey, that was Xeloda good news!!!!

Go Kimberleigh,
:) Carol

asmcmh said...

I am bursting with joy at your wonderful news!  I'm going to have a celebration in your honor when remission time comes...AND IT WILL!!!  

Mona

sangrialel said...

AMEN!!!  LInda

xomywayox said...

HAPPY BOOGY DANCE!!!!!! (((((((HUGS)))))))) Oh I am soooo happy. Yippee BABY! What wonderful news. You Rock Darling!

YA-YA....Brenda

bowyerlori said...

YAY KIMMY! AWESOME NEWS! I AM SO HAPPY AND DANCIN JUST FOR YOU! LOTS OF LOVE..LORI

nhd106 said...

YIPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Joinin' ya for the happy dance!

nancy

emabecmar said...

wipe your eyes and continue your happy dancing, cause this is excellent news. I am so very happy for you. ((((((((hugs)))))))))
Cindy

molly146012 said...

Praying for you! Molly

tendernoggle said...

Aww man....oh this is such wonderful news...PRAISE GOD!!! HALLELUJAH!!!! AMEN AND AMEN...WE THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE TO HEAL KIM.IN JESUS SWEET NAME, AMEN.
NO MORE WORDS, I AM CRYING TEARS OF JOY.
LOVE YA;MY LITTLE WARRIOR...
CARLENE

inafrnz247 said...

amen... Amen... AMEN!!

Wonderful news, Kim..  I will keep you in my prayers and thank God for the blessings you receive ~ as well as for the blessing you are to me and all those who love you (Which I hope you know is more than can be measured).  

Time is precious.  Moments are precious.  I curse myself for times when I forget.  Thank you for the pleasant reminder of just how precious.

Hugs,

Michelle

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adlessor said...

I'm so happy for you.  You are my hero, you are so strong.    Hugs,    Dawn
A Couple of Nomads

jmorancoyle said...

    Very happy to hear your news. Keep up the good work.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

lanurseprn said...

This is great news!! YAY! Have a good week.
Pam

cste609371 said...

Hi kimberlee,
I found this interesting... thought you would too.
Good day, Cheryl from Mass

Talc May Stop Lung Cancer Tumors

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/health/13459431/detail.html

gandsbrock said...

Good news indeed! Keep it up!  :-)
Stephanie

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astoriasand said...

Awwwwww I am so happy to read this.You keep on fighting KIM we know you can show that (well I won't swear) what we all think of it.You will beat it I know you will.You are a mighty mighty strong person and thats an understatment.Let me say I carn't tell you how happy I am this evening reading this good news you have recieved.Prayers being said thousandfold.Take Care God Bless Kath
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

icewitch96 said...

Congratulations Kim!!! This is awesome news!!! Im so excited for you! Keep fighting the good fight, we're all here for you!

Love,

Jenn

csandhollow said...

Kim this is wonderfful!!!

kidzmakeucrazy said...

I have been away from Journals for awhile, BUT I am SO GLAD to read this entry, I am SO HAPPY for you.
MELISSA

mutualaide said...

Great news Kim!  Continued prayers and good wishes your way.

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I am so happy to hear this new...and will so be praying!  Hang tight my friend!  Hugs,TerryAnn

pprrrr39 said...

Yayyyyyyyyy.......good news
hugs
Jayne