Not going to spend too much time reporting on this and will debrief and reflect more later but we went to the neurosurgeon’s and the nurse took out the stitches – hallelujah! My head is my head again so that’s good. The pathology report says that this is a “low grade oligodendroglioma grade 2.” Right now we just hang out and I get a MRI in three months and see if it grows or not. Because they can’t determine how long it’s been there so how fast it grew the first time, they don’t really know how fast or if it will grow this time.
There are four grades – 1, 2, 3, and 4. There are a ton of websites but one that helped me was http://www.irsa.org/astrocytoma.html. So it’s not a grade 1 which is the better of the four. But it’s also not a grade 3 or 4 which are malignant. So it’s pretty awesome that it’s not malignant! I would prefer a grade 1 but hey – I’ll take a 2 over a 3 or 4 any day of the week. The group will present my tumor (those are two words you’d really not prefer to put together) next Wednesday to the tumor board and we’re supposed to call on Friday to see if there’s any change in what we’re going to do. We’re still scheduled to meet with the new neurologist in a couple weeks and get those things going but as of now unless there are changes in my symptoms like more seizures, etc. than we’re to go about life as usual. Sadly, Nicaragua is still a no go and they don’t want me to get overly exhausted, but other than that – life is good and beautiful and wonderful.
Thank you so very much for the prayers! Both nurses were shocked that I felt so good after having surgery. They couldn’t believe that I didn’t have any tingling or loss of feeling or anything besides some headaches. I know that’s y’all’s prayers at work. I know that the rapidness of my recovery and feeling as good as I do now is because of the power of those prayers and I appreciate every one of them. I’m not going to go too much farther in that because I don’t want to start crying here at the computer, but THANK YOU!!!!!!! This is good news. We’re going to claim that and believe that. And even better – life can go on as usual at least for three months so that means having fun with Mike and the kids, family and friends, getting ready for a new year at Wesley, preaching on Sundays and loving life! Hallelujah!!!!!!!!! God is good!
I’m going to close you out this afternoon with a song that I love by the group New World Son called “There is a Way.” Love it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17eWXuUTq5s
Love, love, love to each of you! Thanks for the prayers. Loving the light breaking through each day!
19 thoughts on “Quick Report”
It was so wonderful to have lunch with you yesterday. I am always remind in being with you the awesoness of friendship and love for one another. I have prayed so long for all of this and I feel like as I did in the beginning that God still has so much ministry left for you to do. So many more students that need to know that God cares. I am praising him not only for healing today but for you and the wonderful person that he created in you. Blessings!
Keep on keeping on! My prayers are still with you. A friend of mine up here was in a very similar situation; had his surgery about 18 months ago, and all is still well, so I’m going to assume the same will be true for you!
Narcie, I am a former seminary classmate of your dad’s from the Arkansas Conference. Carol and I rejoice with you in the positive things you heard in your report and we continue to lift you up in prayer ourselves and with our FB friends.
PRAISE GOD!!! Take care of yourself and rest!!
That is great news. One day at a time, lady. I my tumor presented to the tumor board last year. I didn’t even have to by it a new dress. 🙂
Narcie: I am so happy, thankful, grateful, estatic, joyful, and all other appropriate adjectives about your pathology report. I will continue to pray for good results. Having check-ups is nervewracking, but know that good thoughts and prayers will stay with you.
*doing the happy dance*
God is Good, Narcie! You have been so tough through all this time waiting for results. I know how it feels to wait for those results.. I’m so glad that yours is not cancerous!!! May God bless and keep you and all your family. Keep us posted. Love, Mary
So very thankful for the good news. Prayers will continue that it remains as is, or even better, shrinks on its on. Enjoy yourself – but don’t overdo. God is INDEED good. Love you.
So glad to hear that you are progressing at this point. I know that the stages are tough, but your faith is amazing and such an encouragement. We are in the final stages of this journey with Robert’s sister Kathy. She is post chemo right now and so far is headed toward healing. She too wrote a blog about her experience that a lot of people have fund uplifting….here it is if you want to take a look
Our prayers are with you and your family! You are one tough cookie! 🙂
Praise GOD!!! So thrilled that everything came back “okay”. Definitely take a 2 over a 3 or 4 any day. I know you are so glad to have those stitches out – I can sympathize with that (not having them on my skull) but just getting stitches GONE. Feels so good! Will continue to pray for healing and your appointments as you go forward.
LOVE YOU JO!!!
Narcie I love that song! Prayers are continuing everyday. Thank you for always being such a positive role model for us to look up to 🙂
Narcie, you are such an amazing woman! It is an honor to pray for you. Have a fabulous three months and all the wonderful ones to follow after. I keep praying for you! And your right 2 totally rocks over a 3 or 4! 😉
Even though we are on a trek across the US Jon and I still think and pray for you daily. Your optimism puts a smile on my face and faith in my prayers. Keep it up and you’ll be country hopping for mission trips again in no time! 🙂
I think you will find this very encouraging…
God bless you as you heal and go forwards.
Greetings from India! Cecilia and I delighted to hear that the first step in the treatment has been very encouraging and that you are on the way to full recovery! Our prayers and good wishes are with you. God bless.
Hi Narcie, God is good. What an answer to pray. Welcome to the altered world of neurology. Setting in the waiting rooms and offices as in our case, the neurologist are making life altering decisions for our daughter Mary, and in your case yourself, I want to yell beam me up Scotty. Of course, Scottie is God. Many times He has beamed me right up in His arms. Our tribe was in prayer for you yeterday. The prayers were wonderful and full of love for you. You are such a blessing to all. Welcome to new life. It is Easter morning again. Lots of love from the Warwick tribe.
Narcie… Good news… i will keep u in my prayers… hope tim gets disappointed in omaha(go tigers)..i am envious he is there
Love you Jo…glad you are on the mend. Still praying for that tumor to disappear.