Thank you Henry and Venice, I strongly believe (and always have) that prayer definitely makes a difference.
Venice, I have it on good account that some guy bought up all the "King James" posters that were left in Cleveland, mounted them on homasote boards to be used as small arms targets and is charging shooters a ten spot per pop!
let's see, mid January, would you rather be in downtown Cleveland or South Beach Miami
I've lived in both places and to me that was a no brainer,.... for a 25 year old professional athlete worth millions, who is not married..if I were his long time hometown, mother of his 2 children, i would be alittle nervous about these latest developments
There is certainly good news in Greeneville today!
I wanted to await until Fran was up to make sure she is still okay (yeah, I'm a worry wart).
Fran had her appointment yesterday and her oncologist was amazed at the, "Dramatic reduction!" in size of the lymph node in her neck in less than a week. While of course still there, it is only a fraction of the size it was last week. We equate it with when Fran first noticed it was starting to swell. She also feels pretty well albeit she tires extremely easily.
Her blood work yesterday was simultaneously improved as well.
Of course with this insidious disease, you're never "out of the woods" during any recurrence but we are so very thankful for your prayers because the two of us at least, know that such is the reason for Fran's "dramatic" improvement.
We will be attending the weekly Thursday Healing Service today at Noon at our Episcopal Church, you can book on that!
We are also preparing to go to Cleveland next month so I can now get my "issues" addressed.
As I said on the daily thread, "There is happiness in Bean Town today!"
Thank you everyone for your unmitigated support! Hopefully we continue in such a vein.
That is great news to hear. I will continue to send prayers and good wishes your way.
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That's wonderful news Todd! Due to my job, I seldom get a chance to post, but do try to glance at the threads almost daily. Todd, you seem like such a wonderful and compassionate man. Both you and Fran are in my prayers.
Todd what wonderful news! I have not been able to check the threads out for a few days and this was sure a great way to catch up. Prayers are answered so we will all continue to do just that. Thanks for keeping us updated.
It's nice to hear the good news. Our prayers will contnue and hopefully the good news will keep on coming.
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Todd that is great news I hope it continues this way. How is the celulitis on her cheek? I have had celulitis twice once on my leg and once on my arm. It never caused to much of a problem for me it just looked horrible. I will keep you and Fran in my thoughts and prayers.
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Fran starts her next set Tuesday, August 3rd. On that day she gets her Retuxan and Treanda and if it's like last week, that will be a very long day indeed, possibly over ten hours. The following day she'll get around four hours of just the Treanda and on the third day, she goes in only for an injection. She must, of course, have blood work every week.
Just to let everyone know that your prayers are definitely bearing fruit.
The swollen lymphnode in Fran's neck that was as big as a large lemon/tangerine is now almost undetectable! We feel that the others throughout her body have reacted similarly.
Her bloodwork this past Tuesday revealed her Platet count, while critically low, is still not dangerous. Her White cell count is extremely low at 5. While 5-10 is normal for the average person, one has to remember that most of Fran's white count is made up of cancerous white cells which means her "good" white cells (that fight infection, etc.) are extremely few and far between.
As a result of all this she is extremely tired most of the time. However, every couple of days or so she has long spurts of vitality and we'll go shopping, etc.
Thankfully she continues not to suffer from nausea. While Fran has to have blood work done weekly throughout her chemotherapy regimen, she only has to have chemo two days out of every 28 which is far more convenient than one week per month for six months as occurred last time.
Of course we'll be holding our breath that she doesn't catch a "bug."
Again, thank you all so very much for your often needed not to mention greatly appreciated, prayers and comments.