Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Good Morning! Just wanted to touch base with all of you after yesterday's second opinion in Jacksonville. The doctor was extremely nice, and after hearing bad news for so many weeks, we finally got a glimmer of hope. After looking at my MRI's Dr. Jaeckle said that he was not so sure that the radiation has not worked. He said that the radiation dye can look like new tumor growth on the image, because the dye can actually leak out and appear like a tumor on the MRI. The bad news is that there were new spots of tumor growth on areas not treated. The bottom line is we need to keep plugging away at this nasty tumor. Today I have another follow-up MRI, and then I finally make a decision about continuing treatment.

Thanks to all of you for your prayers, hopes, and never ending belief that anything is possible.



Anonymous said...

Though not as pretty as your smile, I've got a big one on my face right now. Hope springs eternal.
Much much love,

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was full of miracles! I'm so happy about your news!
Love you bunches...

danielle said...

ellen and cathy,

I am so glad about the news!!!!
I know, you will both have enough love,strenghth and energy to keep going...The power of the mind can make you win a lot of battles....
(Remember my brother who also send you his words of love and support from France).

Liz said...

Hi Ellen and Cathy,
I just wanted to touch base and tell you that I have been sending supportive energy your way. New Orleans has had beautiful Fall weather this past two weeks. We miss you. Take care.
Liz Simon

Peggy Suarez said...

Dear Ellen & Cathy,
I was so happy to read about the more positive news. Don't ever forget the powerful energy of love....I can tell you two are surrounded by it.
Wishing you a day filled with love, joy, possibility and hopeful spirits.