Brenda’s Progress #14

Fantastic News

Brenda received the results of a MRI scan she had on Wednesday.

Dr Harper told Brenda that the tumor was now significantly smaller than it was post Op. Dr Harper was looking for at the least stability in the size of the tumor and would have been happy if that was the picture he saw. What he saw was something much better. He attributed this to the Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy treatment he had prescribed for Brenda. Had he seen the result he had expected then I would have said the treatment worked.
The result is significantly better and I attribute this to wonderful people who have shared in the treatment that Brenda has received. Those people with the vision to design the treatment regimes, the doctors who prescribe them, the technicians that administer them and to everyone who touches our lives as friends, family and those who share a common belief. These results are testament to the power of prayer and thoughts by people who do care for one another.

Brenda, Robert, Sarah and I thank everyone who took a moment out of their time to pray for us or think of us during the last 3 months. The journey is not over but the load is lighter. It’s like climbing Mt Everest you can’t do it on your own. You need a Sherpa someone to show you the way. You also need help carrying the load of supplies to sustain you on journey. You are the people who help lighten the load and make it possible to climb higher and higher. We hope to be able to reach the summit and we will.

After Dr Harper had looked at the scans he looked at Brenda and said.
I can see what’s in the scans but how do you feel?
Here is a Doctor who can look at all the technical information but still askes the question
‘How do you feel?’
Sarah responded saying “Mum must be feeling good as she was singing this morningâ€?
Brenda’s response that yes she was feeling better, the number of down moments had decreased.
Brenda must be feeling better she has had only one day over the past week she has taken to bed. Brenda has been pottering around the house. The washing machine seems to be going continually. I don’t know where she finds things to wash. She has been outside giving the plants some water and she told me she planted some bulbs. She doesn’t know if they will grow as it is a bit late to put them in plus she wasn’t real sure if they were the right way up but time will tell.

While we were at the doctors we had a most interesting set of co incidents. The doctor’s rooms rang to see if we could bring our appointment forward by 15 minutes. This we did and arrived on time. We were sitting in the waiting room which was empty except for Brenda, Sarah and I. There didn’t seem to be any activity in the treatment area and we worked out that it must have been a maintenance day for the machines which they do every second Friday. As we waited a fellow came into the waiting room and said hello. It was Frank who we had met during the treatment. Frank had requested he be allowed on another machine as this was his last treatment and he didn’t want to wait until Monday to get it. They gave him an appointment in the afternoon but changed it so he was to be at the Clinic at 3:10. Our appointment was changed from 3:30 to 3:15 which meant our paths would cross. Frank said hello and went off for his final treatment. We then saw the doctor and when we finished we went to reception to make an appointment for December. Frank and his wife Cheryl came out of the treatment area. It was smiles and congratulations all round for Brenda’s good result and Frank’s last treatment. It was so lovely to see Frank and Cheryl such a wonderful way to finish a visit to the doctors.

God Bless and thanks

Love Steve