Monday, July 5, 2010

July 5th update....

Excellent news today!! My follow-up scans showed that the tumor is shrinking and that treatment is working. My neurologist said that she was very pleased with the scans and how I am reacting to treatment. She wants to see me again about 6 wks after I finish radiation (which will be July 20th toward the end of August is when I'll get to see her again). July 20th should be my final day of radiation. I have had a relatively good go w/ cancer, not having a lot of nausea and still have an appetite, I am just not hungry for anything (fruit and junk are all that taste good), so I've only lost 5 lbs (could stand to lose 10 more). My primary side effect has been exhaustion, I've had to nap most of each day, it is amazing how much radiation zaps your energy!! I have just over 2 wks of radiation left; which I cannot wait to have over!!!! Radiation is no fun and it has zapped my energy level SO much. I can't complain too much though because I have not been nauseous like I expected.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support!!! God has definitely been watching out for me :-)



  1. Oh Sandi!! I can't even tell you how amazingly excited I am at this update! It has instantly lifted my day and for the first time all day I feel good.

    You are constantly on my mind, in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Such great great news!!!!

  2. Sandi ~ that is such wonderful news! I've heard about your story just recently, and wanted to come over to let you know that you are in my prayers as well. My mom was told back in December that she would die within a year or so with Stage 4 appendix cancer. She went through several months of chemo...losing her appetite, and especially her energy. But, she got the "cancer-free" from the doctors in March. Nothing BUT a miracle! I am praying the same for you.

    P.S. Adding your "wristband" to my blog! :)

    Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)
    Mother of Pearl It Is

  3. That is awesome! So glad you've not had a bad experience overall with the treatments and that your treatment is progressing so well! Thanks for letting us know.

  4. Sandi that is so awesome!! Please let us know if you need anything or just want to get out and go somewhere or I can come over and bring you some food!!

    Mary Ellen and Daniel Vanaken!