This Too Shall Pass

The surgery was successful.  The doctor said he got it all.  The speech is improving and the hand is almost back to normal.  Answered prayers!

Mike got a call from the radiologist on Monday to say that it upgraded to a malignant tumor.  Grade III.  Continued prayers!

We met with the radiation oncologist today.  The oncologist explained that the surgery was successful, but the likelihood of recurrence is pretty good.  I will start radiation and chemo on Thursday, 5 days a week for 6 weeks.  It will be 20-30 minutes a day.  This will be preventative with minimal side effects, the worst of which is described as fatigue.  They said I would have temporary hair loss randomly and permanent hair loss at the site of the tumor.  But during treatment I will still be in the office, and rocking my speech and occupational therapy.   

Change of summer plans.  

At least I get to see the kids more. 

22 thoughts on “This Too Shall Pass

  1. Greeleyville Prayers still on the way! Get yourself some 100% aloe gel…Fruit of the Earth is cheap and great! No dyes, no perfumes, very cooling, dries clear, doesn’t stain clothing, and washes away easily before the next radiation treatment. Was a lifesaver for my skin during radiation treatments. My younger son Thomas is moving to Port Orange, Florida, next week. I’ll be driving down there lots. let me know if you need anything from Greeleyville!

  2. Glad to hear they think they got everything – and clearly the right choice given the advancement of the grade. Been thinking a lot about you – and the plan sounds doable! You know it’s okay to get discouraged or grumpy about it every once in a while – just giving you permission. Maybe when you get to that place – make a “grumpy cat” meme about it? Who doesn’t love a grumpy cat meme? xo

  3. I admire your grace and humility through what must be such a trying time, Narcie. We wish you the best and are praying from Rock Hill!

  4. Continuing to pray for you and family! I have been praying for a miracle for you! Hang in there and hope to see you sometime this summer if you travel to SC. Love you!
    Pat Mack

  5. Love from family and friends, a measure of prayer and good doc’s sounds like a good recipe.
    Emory

  6. Narcie, I have had you on my mind a lot lately. I am so glad to hear that you are improving. I am praying for you and will continue to pray for you daily. I love you.

  7. Love to you and entire family. Prayers will continue to be lifted up. You will never understand the bond of love I have for you and your family. What a blessing and inspiration to so many! Beep! Beep! Beep! (One day I will explain if you don’t know…has a wonderful meaning for me!)

  8. Gator Wesleyites are standing by for summer backup. What about transportation help to SHANDS new name? Can we help plan with you?

  9. Our Sunday School Class is Praying for you and your family!
    In His love, Patrick and Susan Flynn (Kate & Carrie’s parents)

  10. My love is always with you all it is like we are all in this together in our love
    for each other God Bless you and your work,you have a wonderful gift .
    Love you

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