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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

3 Down......5 to Go!

Cheese! It's Treatment 3!

I am officially receiving my third chemo treatment as we speak. I was actually supposed to start treatement at 1:00 but ended up having to wait over an hour to see the Dr. so that put me behind schedule. Oh Well. I did ask the doctor today about my chances of reoccurance. She (the doctor's nurse) told me there is actually a program where they can enter in information about the size of my tumor, the type of cancer, my age, and lymph node involvement and then the program will give a percentage for reoccurance based on those factors. I chose NOT to have this done. I don't want my life to have a percentage tagged to it. The nurse did make the point that even if I had an actual "number" it wouldn't change my plan of action. I am doing everything I can to ensure that my cancer won't come back. Also, I'm not the type of person to believe that a statistic is the "end all, say all." God is using me to do great things, and this is just the beginning. I believe He is preparing me mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically for something big. As to when that door will open, that is up to HIM. My statistics show that God has healed me forever. I have seen Him answer my prayers and the prayers of others and I will serve Him and honor Him for the rest of my life. God is bigger than any percentage!

Just another day in my life!

1 comment:

4rechs said...

Hey Mel. Just wanted to let you know that I have been thinking of you a lot lately, aside from my regular daily lurk on your blog. (I'm in Charleston, SC right now, so if you see that on your traffic tracker, it's me!) I signed up to do the Little Rock Komen Race for the Cure, which is one of the largest Komen races in the country. It will be my first 5k since having Callen. And I agree with you about statistics... have you ever heard that punny saying that goes something like, "it's a proven fact that 99% of all statistics are wrong."