Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Continuing to Improve

It’s hard to believe that my health continues to improve, but that is exactly what’s happening. Four weeks ago my oncologist gave me a complete exam and was very impressed by my progress. This doctor has been quite optimistic from the start but even he seemed genuinely surprised at my obvious energy and stamina. His comment that I was doing “better than average” was an understatement.

Last week bloodwork was drawn. My white count (immune system) is continuing to climb but the best news is that my tumor markers have dropped significantly again putting BOTH into the normal range!! It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago we weren’t sure there was much hope for me. Once in a while I’ll remember an activity or movement that I wasn’t able to do before but am doing easily now, and I’m sooo thankful!

In the midst of my joyful progress is the sad reality that not everyone with cancer is doing so well. A dear family friend recently passed away, another one was recently diagnosed and a couple others are in the throws of treatment and even hospice. I write this to remind myself that there but for the grace of God, I could be. Thanks again to all who have been praying.

With gratitude,



Steve Fawver said...

Thanks so much for your willingness to let us journey with you! God has moved and is continuing to move with power in and through your life. I will continue to pray that you sense and know God's love in deep ways!

Terri (Hardeman) Turner said...

Dear Yvonne,
I am SSSSOOOOOO happy to hear about your good progress!!! I have been praying for you, and I will continue to pray for you, along with many other members from the class of 76.
I praise God for your improvement.

Flahertys said...

You are an inspiration Yvonne! WOOHOOOO!!

Anonymous said...

We are so thrilled to hear how the Lord has answered prayer on your behalf. We continue to pray for you every morning.
Tine and Jan Hardeman