Wednesday, November 14, 2012

YAY!

So after a long day of appointments today, okay it wasn't that long. But anyways after all my appointments I am pleased to say that my tumor has.... (drumroll).... SHRUNK EVEN MORE! Not that much, but hey, I'll take what I can get! It's an answer to my prayers, and for that, I'm grateful:) All of my doctors, my RO, NO,  Speech and swallowing therapist, Physical therapist and all of the nurses are so impressed with my improvement, especially when they found out I ran that 5K. It's kind of exciting to see them so impressed.
Anyways, Dr. Broniscer said this is the part that's always out of their control, because I'm still on the chemo (I almost had to be taken off for a week because my GGT, (liver test) is about 7 times the average persons) So hopefully the chemo will kill the tumor because it's still alive, and DIPG tumors are very aggressive. So we're still hoping and praying this chemo will kill the tumor, and all will be well. But whatever is in the plan for me is what's going to happen, so I'm not about to fret. Anywho, just thought I'd update ya'll since there has been so much support, and many prayers. Thankyou!
Love ya'll,
Rach
PS, I got my second flu shot today and I made my mom get one too! Watch out, Dad, Lauren, Devin, Heather and Jordyn, you're next!

24 comments:

  1. Hooray! That is fantastic!

    --Jaimi

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  2. Hurray! So happy for some good news! Take care of yourself (and Diane, too)!

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  3. yay!!! so glad for good news! Celebrate every success :)

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  4. Woooooooooo hooooooooo!
    Awesome news! :)

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  5. So happy for you!

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  6. So glad to hear all of the good news! Come back home safely!

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  7. I may or may not have just cheered out loud! Rach! That is awesome!
    You ran a 5K and beat a BUNCH of people! except for the cheaters ie Diane, Marne'! HAHA jk Did you tell them that too? wink wink

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  8. Yay! Hooray! Yipee! Glad to hear the great news!

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  9. I'm so happy for you! Been thinking about you a lot and wondering how you've been lately! You can do hard things! Hugs for the improvement and your awesome personality from Estonia! :)
    Marren

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  10. We will all be celebrating with you this Thanksgiving holiday.
    Love, The Sommerfeldts

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  11. Keep up the great work. Still thinking positive thoughts for you. Love, K Hammond

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  12. So happy for you and your family!...that is great news! So much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving Holiday!

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  13. Prayers and well wishes are being answered!!! All God's blessings to you and your family. Thankful and blessed each second of every day! Enjoy everything.....

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  14. That's Awesome Rachel! You ran 4.9k further than i can.
    Ryan

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  15. Hey Rachel!

    This is such awesome news! I am so happy for you :) I've been following your blog for sometime now and praying for you daily. God bless you always. Much love, good luck and best wishes from India.

    Manalika

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  16. Amen! So happy to hear your tumor is shrinking! Praying for you, Rachael

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  17. Good news!! That news, and you are going to Hawaii. So glad things are looking up and up for you. Your spirit is strong and your testimony is firm. You keep impressing people everywhere. God bless you!

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  18. Hey Rachel! I just wanted to let you know that you inspire me! I was running at Nike regionals this past weekend feeling sorry for myself because I was racing while I was sick with a fever, sore throat, and mono. My attitude was not where it should have been! Then I saw little Ashley from your team run by with your name written on her calf. You put everything in perspective for me! I was then able to race with a feeling of gratitude that I was even able to be in the race and you allowed me to focus on just having fun. Your example has made me a better person! Thank you so much. I hope you have a BLAST in Hawaii! You deserve it!

    Jackie Heaps (from Lehi :)

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  19. Hi Rachel, I've been reading your blog for a while now and finally just had to comment. Your totally such an amazing young woman and give me courage and strength to deal with my challenges. I keep you in my prayers always and am so happy when you have good days and very glad for your improvement. I'm excited your going to Hawaii...have fun :)

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