Saturday, October 26, 2013

More amazing info

Well, I got bad news when they looked at the CT scan done at the last post.  The gold fiducials there were inserted are NOT in the tumor like they are supposed to be.

So I had to go back in for yet another CT scan.   The good news was that the tumor doesn't move very much when I breathe so we are good to go for the CyberKnife.

The bad news was that they couldn't get it started until October 28.

But more info:  We are going home!   After 2 years we are returning to Oklahoma for about 6 months.  We officially will be relieved from our job on Monday, November 4 at 6:30 am (after working Sunday and Sunday night).

Our replacements will be here on Sunday for us to go over the paperwork so they know what they need to do.  The job will actually last until Thanksgiving but I need to be in Oklahoma starting my treatments on the bone marrow cancer before that.

Our friend will work for us tomorrow so we can both go to church (at the same time).  Our friends at church want to have lunch with both of us to say goodbye and we are really looking forward to it.  Not the saying goodbye but having lunch with all the friends and especially being in church together. 

My Cyberknife will be Monday at 9:30 am and the Tuesday and Wednesday at a time to be determined after the first visit.   I have been told that I may be on the table for up to three hours (flat on my back).  But we hope that it will not be that long.  The length of time will determine what time the appointments will be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

I also have an appointment with Dr. Aljadir Monday (at 9:15 am).  I have contacted them and they are going to accommodate me to see the doctor when I am finished with the CyberKnife.  From him I hope to learn who I am to see in Oklahoma and when.  Then I have to change my insurance so I have coverage to the doctor that I am to see there.

More Good News:  Social Security determined that I would get more money than they first thought which will certainly help since we will not be working on a job. 

God is so GOOD.  He is taking care of everything.

When we leave Tennessee we are going to our son Robert's for a long weekend.  Then on to Oklahoma City. 

Have a great day everyone.   I know I will.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Getting Closer to being cured!

October 15, 2013

I have had two weeks off since my lung procedure to insert the gold so today I got to see Dr. Kelley who checked me out to make sure I was healthy to have the CyberKnife done.  He gave me the all clear and I had a CT scan which they will use to plan the Cyber Knife treatment. 

Dr. Kelley said they will probably do that procedure for 3 to 5 days depending on what they see on this CT scan.  That will be done next week.

I then have an appointment with Dr. Aljadir, the medical oncologist, on the 28th.  He is supposed to be setting up a transfer of my treatment to OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

Our job is supposed to be over by the first week of November and we are heading HOME!!!!!!!!!   I am so excited.   We have found an RV park that is 15 minutes from the hospital/doctors where I will be receiving treatment.  There is a Nazarene Church within a two mile radius so we can go to church near where we will be staying.

And I am hoping to get work at the H&R Block office in the neighborhood (again within a 2 mile radius of the hospital).   This will help us while we can't take a monitoring job and will give me something to do.

The Lord is just working out things for us in such an amazing way.  Can't wait to see what the next step is going to be.

Hoping to be in Oklahoma City before Thanksgiving!  I am ready to go Home and see my family.

Have a great week.