I wanted to give you an update from my appointment at Johns Hopkins yesterday and thank you for the prayers and encouragement. Our God hears us and we can give Him praise! The scans did show some improvement from last month where it looks like the swelling is going down and it also looks like the texture of the area is a little different which could indicate that the tumor is starting to break apart. Even though the scans are not clear enough to tell exactly what is the tumor and what isn't and don't give us definite answers, they still looked good for where I'm at after the radiation treatment. Therefore, I will continue with the original treatment plan of 6 months of chemo and MRI's every 2 months to check the progress. My chemo dose is going to increase again because my levels are good and I will start my next cycle the first week of July. I am also tapering down on my steroids and hopefully will be able to finish those without any negative side effects. Otherwise, the dosage will have to be adjusted and it will take a little longer to stop taking them. I am scheduled to go back for my next MRI on August 22nd and to meet with my doctor. Even though our current information is limited, it is still encouraging and we will continue to wait confidently in God and put our hope in Him.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT)