Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Today..

Morgan took the day off so that we could be together when we got the news from the doctor, and after multiple hounding calls to the doctors office, we got the call.....
     Here's the update (this is from memory because I don't have the hard copy of the results until tomorrow).
       1. There are enlarged nodes around my heart
       2. The nodes in my left lung have grown a lot
       3. the nodes in my esophogus area has stayed the same
       4. I have a node deep in my belly near my stomach, and it has grown.
        5. a few of the nodes in the lungs have remained the same or even shrunk on one occasion.

Now, before you jump ahead, let me remind you that when I say "growth" I am talking mere milimeters. The largest one in my left lung is 10 mm, which is just about the size of a peanut. So there is some perspective for you.
   Tomorrow I have an appointment with my Oncologist and it looks like they are going to put me (probably) back on the same chemo medicine after they talked with MD Anderson in Houston, TX.
  I just wanted you to know how much we love and appreciate the outpouring of love and service that everyone has been rendering to our family. We sure do love each and every one of you and count ourselves lucky to know you!!!

7 comments:

runningfan said...

Oh wow. How are you feeling...emotionally? I worried about you yesterday!

Farr Family said...

Christa- we love you so very much!! You are an awesome Mom, friend, and example!!!
Kimberly

Bonnie Hynes said...

Well, it's news..you are so positive, I love it. The same chemo from last year, or the same chemo from last week? Thanks for sharing this with us...we worry about you and love to stay informed. Love you!

rileymmega said...

Christa, i have kept your name in the idaho falls temple since we connected and you are continually in our prayers. you are a strong woman. my heart goes out to you. love ya
michelle

Strong Family - said...

Definitely always in our prayers. It was so fun to see you in person again! :-) Love, Lauree

Happy said...

Morgan and Christa: I have continually called our temple here to place your names on the temple rolls. Keep your chin up. Remember that we are taught that we will go thru trials to keep us strong and growing and you are your family IS SHOWING US ALL That it can be done. Thank you for being such a GREAT example to all of us and we continue to pray and keep your love in our hearts.

Mark and Questa

Grama Karen and Papa Lund said...

We are excited to be there soon. And it is not only the warm weather. It is the warm love of family that draws us to Gilbert, Az. We are not the cavalry this time only family who loves and wants to be close.
BLESSINGS ON YOUR HEARD --- and other parts of you too.