Friday, February 19, 2010

Oral cancer's toll, Cruel

Here is an article just put out by The Oral Cancer Foundation: Oral cancer's toll, Cruel. Truthfully, all cancer is cruel. This article just gives voice to those of us who have dealt with and are dealing with this kind of cancer.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mercy Granted

"The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer." Psalm 6:9 (NIV)

I'm very glad to report today that it has been one year since my last surgery/recurrence.  I am thankful that I have really been feeling well.  I still continue my monthly treatments of Erbitux.  I still have to deal with the bothersome, though not severe, side effects after each treatment.  My doctor said it wasn't protocol to do it this way...but pretty much because my surgeon was insistent/desperate to find a way to slow down/stop this cancer, my oncologist agreed this might be a good treatment plan.
Who am I to say that over two years later, Erbitux might actually be doing what the doctors have desired to see.  Though, my oncologist is fast to say that he believes God most definitely has a hand in recovery...and so do I!  God has been so good, and I give Him all the glory that I can share this post...that I have come this far!