Post Surgery Follow Up Appointment

I'm sorry I haven't updated you from my appointment yesterday. I had a rough night last night with a migraine. The tumor is a grade 3 and it is considered cancer. I will begin radiation and chemo as soon as possible and hopefully will hear from the doctor's office by the end of the week. My treatments may have to be at Hopkins and will only be done locally if he is comfortable with the options. The radiation will be done 5 days a week for 6 weeks and the chemo will be an oral pill that I will take daily. I will continue chemo for 6 months after radiation (1 week/month). After 2 months they will do another MRI to see how the tumor is responding to treatment. These tumors are unpredictable and could respond more like a level 2 or more like a 4 (which would be more aggressive). Only time will tell what my tumor will do.  The tumor does appear to be very cellular which usually responds better to treatment. Our God is bigger than this and He is the one who heals! I am still recovering from surgery and doing a little better every day. I am to try to live each day as normal as possible and enjoy my family and friends. I'm so thankful for all of you! The past day has been difficult but my hope comes from the Lord! In Him I am finding peace and comfort and the strength to face each day. I love you all! I cannot thank you enough for your support, it has really helped me through to know how much you all care!

The Lord has been encouraging me through His Word everyday and I wanted to share with you what I read this morning.

The Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine. We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.  Psalm 33:18-22