Monday, December 22, 2008

I'd Like to Call it a "Good" Day!!

Wow, these past few days have been a total roller coaster!! I have been physically sick since Saturday morning...(not sure if it's from Friday night, the stomach flu or just nerves)...can't really keep anything down, probably lost about 5 pounds!! Joe has had his ups and downs. Understandably, he is very nervous about the unanswered questions.... but today I was able to talk to his oncologist and get a little info to hold us off until tomorrow afternoon. She did confirm that it is CML (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia) and that we are waiting for the rest of the tests to find out what "type" of CML that it is. But, she also said that he will be able to take a pill and treat it that way..... she even said that with good treatment it could even go away, without being gone (because there is no "cure", but it could go into remission)... And she also said that he does not have to do the bone marrow biopsy yet... she said he could wait until next week (at least)...phheewww, that his a big weight off of his shoulders right now and through Christmas!!
We are still going to another oncologist on Friday; but mostly because he is the oncologist that treated my mom for 19 years and I trust him VERY much!! Aside from him being one of the best in the state, he is also close with our family...he loved my mom and took such good care of her; and I know he'll do the same for Joe!!
Thank you for your awesome words and continued support... WOW, who would've thought that I would find such support in this blogging world....
And THANK YOU for your prayers....please continue to keep Joe and our family on your prayer list!!

6 comments:

Brandy said...

That is definately some good news! I will continue to pray for you all. I hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas.

Heather Marie said...

So glad to hear the some good news! :) I am going to keep praying for you!

I would love to e-mail and chat about things. My e-mail address is
HeatherMarie819@hotmail.com
Talk to you soon!

Heather

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

I'm glad to hear that the doctor had some positive news for you. I hope that good news keeps coming for Joe and your family.

April said...

I am going to ask for prayers on my blog for all of you if that is ok with you. I pray yall keep getting positive reports from the docs.

April said...

OK, I didn't wait until you OK'd it. I went ahead and posted that I would like for people so stop by your's and say a little (or big) prayer for you and your family.

{{HUGS}}

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

PRAYING FOR YOU