wonderful wednesday

More on the family front – but all good stuff!

Craig and I received some wonderful news today. It turns out that his mom’s latest PET scan showed zero signs of cancer!!

If you recall, back in December, she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer that had spread to her liver and several lymph nodes. She was given a prognosis of 12 months to live. We were told that at this stage, the goal was not to cure her cancer, but to treat the symptoms for as long as possible.

But now, after 8 chemo treatments, there is no cancer at all. How amazing is that?!

(Apparently it’s even amazing to her oncologist, who apparently seemed to be genuinely puzzled (and pleased) by her test results.)

Heide was a trooper through the chemo sessions. She never complained about not feeling well until after the last one. Craig said she was very happy today, and noted that she said she got what she wanted, which was to be done with the chemo.

Next she will meet with the surgeon, who will discuss surgical options to try to prevent some instances of recurrence. Apparently a mastectomy and removal of the lymph nodes may be helpful in that regard. But that’s to be discussed and examined.

We know that this may not be the end of her cancer story, but for today, it’s simply wonderful news!

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17 Responses to wonderful wednesday

  1. Mary says:

    Fantastic, amazing, incredible news Kelly! So happy for all of you!! 🙂

  2. Deirdre Frawley Toolan says:

    Incredible news!!!!! So happy for you and Craig.

  3. Amazing..simply and truly amazing! Thank you for making my day. I love hearing news like this. Go Heide! Stubborn Germans, I know them well!

  4. Jenny says:

    i cannot even believe it! this is so WONDERFUL, kelly!!!! so happy for her and you and Craig!

  5. Jennifer says:

    YEAH!!! Really big news. I get so darn down about waiting for my l7lH, and I try to tell myself there are so many bigger things in life than that. This is an example. Congrats on really big news. 🙂

  6. Erin says:

    GREAT NEWS!!! So happy for you and your family.

  7. Kris says:

    This is beyond wonderful!!!! I’m so glad your family was able to receive such great news.

  8. Christine says:

    This is soooo amazing! Love hearing good things like this!

  9. Kelly Cole says:

    It is absolutely amazing news! You were definitely due for some good family news. I couldn’t be happier for you guys.

  10. Jen says:

    That is amazing…a miracle! Your family must be sooo relieved to see that cancer gone!!! My MIL had breast cancer twice…it’s an evil evil disease.

  11. angela says:

    What a blessng and miracle Kelly!!!

  12. This is so. incredibly. awesome. So happy for this wonderful news today!!!

  13. sue says:

    i’m still overjoyed for your family! so happy that you are all finally getting some good news!!!!

  14. Zoe says:

    Wow, that is truly fabulous! I hope she continues to experience a full recovery!

  15. Krista says:

    That is FANTASTIC!

  16. Gwen says:

    That is great news!! So happy for your family!! Hang in there!!

  17. Leah says:

    Such wonderful news Kelly!

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