After seeing my doctor yesterday, I told her to only call me today if she had good news about my cancer markers. Around 4:30pm this afternoon she called to let me know my CA 125 had gone down by 53 points. She told me she had better news. After 3 months of waiting, she finally connected with the clinical trial doctor at MD Anderson. We've been waiting to get results of my tumors that were sent off for more in depth genetic testing. I don't know all of the details, but this is what I know so far. There has been a genetic alteration in my tumor and the testing shows that there is a genetic mutation. It means the tumor is growing out of control. I was wondering what the good news was about this finding. The good news is that God has given us hope that there is a clinical trial available that I might be considered for. The better news is, that the trial would take place here at Highlands and not at MD Anderson. It has been proven that other patients that have this same genetic mutation in other forms of cancer have had success with this clinical trial. I don't think they have tried it for Ovarian Cancer but they are wanting me to participate in the trial. I am waiting on a phone call from Highlands tomorrow to go in and talk to the research team. She also informed me that I would have to be off chemo for 1 month and since I didn't have it last week or this week, I already have 2 weeks behind me. It will probably take 2 weeks to get all of the paper work pushed through in order to start the trial. God has already worked out so many details today that He continues to show me that He's got this and all I have to do is find my rest in Him. I am so thankful for His goodness and faithfulness in my life. He continues to carry me through the storm and I am grateful that my life is in His hands and not my own. I have sought Him for wisdom in several areas today and He has given me a clear path and the right direction to go. Lamentations 3:24NASB "The Lord is my portion", says my soul, "therefore I have hope in Him."
"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."
I'm still here! Barely!
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