…is pretty amazing. with thousands of people praying for my girl, rachel, the past few mths, God sure has touched her with his
healing hands. rachel completed 4 rounds of chemo a couple weeks ago which marked at the least, the halfway point of treatment.
at that point they do a whole bunch of poking and prodding to determine whether the cancer patient is a ‘slow’ or ‘fast’ responder.
well, in typical rachel fashion, it’s wasn’t routine. her body was right on the fence and they needed reopen the incision on her neck
to biopsy again. the surgery was this past monday, 11/29, and all went extremely well! they even allowed her to go home, which has
never happened to her before! she’s always in extra days, never less!! so the results? drummmmmmmroolllllllll please….
negative for cancer! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!! she’s gone from STAGE 4B hodgkins lymphoma, the most progressive kind, ALL over,
to just small remnants remaining here and there!! holy cow!! when rach told me the results tuesday, i had goosebumps. i wanted
to shout it from the mountains! she too, was jumping out of her skin. talk about the best phone call of your life? so what’s this mean?
she’s at children’s hospital today doing her 5th round of chemo. since it’s outpatient, it will be so much easier on her and her family.
after today she will have 3 more 28 day cycles, where she will have 2 days of out patient chemo. they are VERY hopeful she will not
have to undergo radiation in the end, but they can’t make any promises. but seriously guys, she was told in the beginning she’s most
likely going to be a slow responder with the possibility of no response at all. this is just amazing news. the light at the end of the tunnel
is so bright now, she needs to get out her sunglasses. yippppeeeee!!
on the left is our “tuesday with rachel” a couple weeks ago. we walked almost every hall in the south bldg. 🙂
on the right is her strutting her stuff in ONE of her new kenneth cole jackets!! my friend, brenda, used to work for women’s outerwear in NYC.
she still has the hook up, made a few phonecalls to her friends elaine and holly back in NYC. they sent rachel this adorably perfect coat, and
another red with a big ole furry hood as a suprise. THANK YOU KENNETH COLE! she loves them.
i want to thank this awesome support of followers whether here through our blog, on our Team Rachel facebook page, or all the others out there. i truly
believe she’s healed so fast because of everyone out there constantly praying for her .she has also been very thankful for the money from
my clients and even random old friends of mine that i haven’t even seen in years!! you guys rock. everyone have a great weekend!
heart, melanie 😀
ps. it’s december. you know what that means? NORI turns ONE this month. sigh. i can’t even believe it. :-/