HEALTH UPDATE: Wow, I’m so freaking lucky. Blessed. Fortunate. I’m blown away at how something so incredibly evil could turn into many blessings!! I’m at uw hospital at this very moment waiting for my miracle concoction to be prepared and administered. More good news today. Although my scan revealed that tumor monster has not shrunk but just a bit since last time, it is stable. It’s possible that it is dying from the inside now. I had the pleasure of meeting the Doctor leading the trial I am participating in. What a wonderful human!! He was very happy with my progress. I found out that there are only a handful of participants in this study. It stopped when covid hit. I’m doing very well compared to the others, due to the large number of mutations in my tumor. We will be continuing on and hoping for the best to continue!!
It’s been a week. I had my ct scan Monday and waiting for results sucked. It’s never fun but this time around I let myself get all worked up. What if, what if?? I’m so extreme! I’m mostly enjoying life and feeling good. Then I remember. Oh yes. Pancreatic cancer. Gasp! I get gasps every time I tell someone I have pancreatic cancer. Gasp!!! Oh no, not that one! Buh bye! So sorry. But no! I have the rare one that’s still deadly but not AS deadly! I find myself talking them down. It’s okay because I think I’m cured! Have you heard of immunotherapy? I know I’m not cured. I just feel like I am! Once again, the mind can play many tricks.
Seriously. I am so lucky. I look back at the most turbulent times of my life and timing has always been on my side. This cancer gig is no exception. The trial started in September. I was diagnosed in December. Started the trial March 13th. The trial stopped when covid hit. What. The. Heck. I got in just in the nick of time! Isn’t it crazy?
Today I am more thankful than ever. I’m hopeful and I’m looking forward to all the little things that life has to offer. I pray for all of us, that we remain safe from covid and that we all can experience something good every single day.