Thursday, July 31, 2008

There's More....

....Good news that is!!

We met with the oncologist today to review the PET scan and CT scan. Guess what folks...


I AM CURRENTLY CANCER FREE!!!

Yes, I am currently doing back flips and dancing a bit of a jig (and drinking another bottle of wine!!)

I will still be going through treatment with Interferon. The first month is going to suck big time.
I will have an IV placed every day (Monday through Friday) for a month. The IV treatment will take around 2 hours. I am going to start this on August 11th. (I am pretty sure they have internet access, I will definitely be blog hopping that month!)
After the first month (20 days) I will have shots 3 days a week for 11 months.
The IV treatment is going to be the worse. It has quite a few side effects.
So don't be surprised, those of you that are close, when you get a phone call from me asking for help. I will probably need it.

It doesn't sound like the shots will be all that bad. I will head to the oncologists office and will probably be bringing the kids with me. But, you know what, I'm cancer free so I don't really care! Maybe it will even get me in quicker!

After the Interferon the chance of recurrence is around 30%. So not cool.

After all this it really should be less, right? But, this is currently the best treatment for Melanoma.
Kyler and Ella are both VERY happy to hear that their mommy is going to be around for many, many years.
Did you hear the news? Our mommy is cancer free!!
(Like the train Amanda and Beans?!)

Thank you all for your prayers and your awesome bloggy vibes.

They obviously paid off!!

56 comments:

Jodi said...

Oh my goodness. . how wonderful. I am absolutely thrilled for you. I know the treatments will be difficult and we'll continue to keep you in our prayers. I am over-joyed. This is what we've been praying for.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

YAY!!! YAY!!!! That is the best news :)

Go enjoy that bottle!!

John Deere Mom said...

That is simply awesome. Go drink that wine and hug those babies. :)

Sarah Furlough said...

What amazing news! I will keep you in my prayers throughout your treatments.

Sleep well tonight, you've earned some peaceful rest!

Susan said...

Yeah!!! Great news. I have been away from home all day and couldn't wait to come home and check my reader and see if you had your results.
What a wonderful answer to prayer! Enjoy every moment of this great news and when things get rough with the treatments, just remember you are cancer FREE!

chris said...

Yeah! That is such good news. Enjoy the wine and kids.

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Seriously, I thought yesterday's post was one of the best things I could have received for my birthday - but this trumps everything! You are CANCER FREE!!! Heck, I am doing back flips for you (and we all now that this is neither easy or especially safe to my health!). Honestly Heather, I could not be happier for you. This is the greatest thing to hear, and something I really needed today. You better watch out - that special button on my blog linking right to you may get kicked off sooner than you thought! MUCH, MUCH love, I am so thrilled to hear such fantastic news. I'm clinking glasses with you right now girlfriend! xoxoxo, Rach

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

PS Even a crappy month of treatment won't get you down with this news - take good care and know that soon this will be a distant memory.

Woo-hoo! STILL doing a happy dance for you!

christy said...

YAY! I am so happy for you and your family!

Formercitygirl said...

Awesome news. Yay! I'll raise my can of diet coke to that.

Christy said...

Hey, that last comment was from me - Cakerwakers. I accidentally logged in under my family blog. Sorry!

Beav's Wife said...

heather, that's awesome!!!!! i'm sooo happy for you and your family. still praying... love, jenny in va

Blessings From Above said...

Wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you!

Now, go enjoy your wine. I may just have to have a glass on your behalf...

The Mom said...

Your prayers have been answered, I am so so happy for you!

Kristen said...

YIPEEE!!!

Oh Heather, this is just the best news ever!!

Seriously, jumping up and down!! Wooo Hoooooo!

Know that I will continue to be praying for strength as you continue treatments. But enjoy those two kiddos and fabulous hubby of yours. And you know what, plan for your future together!!!

Jamie said...

I've been on vacation and have not been able to keep up with your blog, but I just logged on tonight to check on you and your post gave me chills. We had quite a cancer scare with our little boy and it is an awesome feeling to know everything is fine. I am so happy for you. I've learned how POWERFUL prayer is, and although we may not know eachother you and your family were in my thoughts and prayers quite often lately. I am thrilled with your good news. God is good.

Jamie
www.theblissfullyhappyhousewife.blogspot.com

Cheryl Lage said...

FANTASTIC NEWS!!!

(In our melanoma affected family, we focus on the 70% clear-majority chance that it won't come back...
accentuate the positive, and we're celebrating and rejoicing with you!!!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Heather!
That's so great!
We will continue praying for you.

Simply Shannon said...

Awesome.
That's the only word I can think of right now.
Just, Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Yay! finally! I am glad to hear that everything came out okay. Let me know if you need anything! <3 Cherie

kate said...

Praise God!!!

Chelle said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! Awesome. Fabulous. Amazing.
Girl, I am so happy for you!!!!

Tiffany said...

WOOOOO HOOOOO! That is the best news! I am so happy for you... You can ABSOLUTELY do this!

Yay for your kiddos and husband and Yay for YOU!

Wendi said...

I could not be happier for you!!!
I thought after reading your last post...it can't get better...but it did!
I may have to break out another diet pepsi in your honor.
((hugs))

Kerry said...

Well I'll be. (What does that mean anyway?) That's great news!! Hmm...I just googled "I'll be" and of course it is just the shortened version of "I'll be DAMNED!" I'm so happy for you and your family. Still a rough road ahead, but one that is so much brighter than it was before!! Yay!! Go Team Heather!!

Jen :) said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!! I am SO happy for you! I know this next year is going to be rough and very busy, but you can do it! Call if you need anything! I can be there in 30 minutes!!! Take care of yourself and those babies! Miss ya!

Katy McCay said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on the wonderful news! I'm so excited for you and your family. Hopefully the fabulous knowledge of being cancer free will pull you through the treatments! I will keep you in my prayers. And again, Woohoo, I'll have to celebrate with a Diet Pepsi and a glass of wine tonight.

Sally said...

Praise God!! Great news!

Tammy said...

Heather...

That is so awesome! What a relief! Good luck with that nasty IV and shots..no fun! :(

Shana said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! I hear the happiness in your words! You need to celebrate this weekend! That is wonderful wonderful news!!!!!!!!

Kevin Smith said...

Congratulations!!!

I toasted your good news with a shot of Jack this morning. Well, actually I do that everymorning but today was special. We're supposed to expectorate the sample in the tasters panel but today it was down-the-hatch with glass raised to Heather!!!

I'll try to squeeze in a celebratory D.P. later today.

You deserved a bit of good news.The odds sound good. Keep fighting and finish it off.

The kids do look very happy. Sometimes it seems like they really do understand doesn't it... when they wan't to that is.

Beth said...

What wonderful news!!! This is what we have all been praying for! We will continue to pray for you and your family to get thru this next month!! You can do it!

Mamasphere said...

I'm so happy for you! Praise the Lord! How could he NOT listen to half of the bloggy world praying for you?!

Are you going to celebrate?

Leslie said...

Yaay!!! That's such great news. I'm so happy for you and your family. Now enjoy the wine!! ;)

Wendy said...

My baby is napping but I just did a silent YAYAYAYAY!!! with my fists going up in the air triumphantly!

Thank You, Jesus, for helping Heather through all of this and for the wonderful news of being cancer free! I will keep praying for you as you are going through all these treatments. Blessings and Hugs to you!

JSue said...

That's the power of prayer, Baby!

GOD ROCKS!

We will pray for your continued health!

L said...

What wonderful news!!!

Leigh Ann

Clare said...

Heather, how amazing!!! The prayers definitely worked. What wonderful news. Go have a glass of wine or a diet pepsi...to celebrate:) Love, Clare

Jenn said...

That is great news! I'm so happy for you and your family ! Hope you have a nice weekend!

Don, Shelley and Izzy said...

Yay! I am so happy for you and your family. What a great family it is... your kids are so sweet. I love the last pictures... you can tell they LOVE their momma!!!

rpiggot said...

Heather

This is great news. I know Cody from LET and you have been in all our thoughts. Robert P

Merrie said...

Heather, you did it! You kicked cancer's a$$!!! You just made my day -- God bless you and your beautiful family! I'm sorry you'll have to go through all of that unfun treatment, but it's worth it to be free. Rejoicing with you in CA!!

Anonymous said...

Such good news!!! I'm so happy for you and your family! I'm sure the treatments will be difficult, but stay strong.

Erin Etling Jones

duchess said...

So glad to get back from out of town & hear your good news. Prayer is very powerful & we will still keep you in ours.

Anonymous said...

Wanted to add my OFFICIAL congratulations. It is great news to hear that you are cancer free. Keep looking to Christ as your healer in all things.
Laura

bejewell said...

This is such terrific news, I am so relieved and thrilled for you AND your beautiful family! I'm sure the treatments ahead won't be easy, but it's SOO worth it for the smiles on those gorgeous faces!

Congratulations!!

The Mrs. said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!!!

does this mean I can stop drinking diet pepsi for you. I cant take another one. : )

Jenny said...

AWESOME! Could not be happier for you and your family!

thetoepfertimes said...

Congrats! That's great news!!!

Becks said...

YAYAYA WOOT WOOT HOLLA!!!!

That is such awesome news my friend!!! I feel a weight lifted off for you. I know it will suck the next month or so..BUT OMG YOU ARE CANCER FREE!!

Can I get a WOOT WOOT!

Sorry for not reading this post sooner. My comupter wasnt letting me open certian blogs....VERY frustrating!!

Did I mention how super duper happy I am for you and your family?!!

Lisa said...

Oh my! That brought tears to my eyes. How absolutely fabulously wonderful is that!!! God is good!

beth said...

I could not be happier for you and your family! God is good.

Jen said...

I am so happy for you and your family! What wonderful news!!

Kelli said...

I bet you feel like you are walking on air!!! What a tremendous relief & blessing for you and your sweet family. I'm so happy for you. :)

crunchiemummy said...

What wonderful news for you! This surely made me smile this week so I've presented you with a bloggie award that was passed on to me last week!

Heather said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! That is such awesome news!!! Soon this will be all behind you! God is so good!!!!!

 
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