setback (by Judy)

My oncologist called me Thurs. night with the results of Mon. morning’s CT scan. In short, the chemo protocol I’ve been on — Carboplatin, Taxol, and Herceptin — hasn’t worked to shrink any tumors. In fact, 2 of them have grown.

I started a new chemo protocol yesterday — Navelbine and Herceptin. Dr. Funky Glasses said it has a 70% success rate and that she likes those odds. She also said the side effects are minimal. Of course, I’d prefer 85-100%, but I just have to have faith that this is going to put me into remission.

I won’t lie though; this has been very difficult for me. I’m afraid yet hopeful at the same time.

And I’m praying the only prayer I seem to be able to make these days: Dear God, please help me; please heal me.
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Cross-posted to Just Enjoy Him.

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9 Responses to setback (by Judy)

  1. Dimitra Savvidou says:

    Judy, I just read your post and it must be very difficult to absorb these news. I stand in prayer with you, I understand that it is even difficult to pray. I pray that the Lord heals you fully through His strips and His blood, cancer leaves your body and you become a great witness of this miracle, in Jesus Name amen!
    Dimitra

  2. Jillian says:

    You are in our prayers too. I’m thinking of you.

  3. Lahdeedah says:

    Judy,

    Standing right beside you, saying the exact same two prayers.

    xo

    Jill

  4. Lisa Smith says:

    Sweet friend, how I look forward to your words and pray for your healing too. I pray you will be infused with our Living Hope as you wait and fight and wait and fight. ❤

  5. Laurie says:

    Judy, I’ve been on navelbine and herceptin for more than 4 years. It’s the combo that put me into remission. Wanting the same for you. If you want to talk more about my experience with these drugs you can find me at laurie dot kingston at gmail dot com.

  6. Dear Judy,

    Having experienced my oncologist telling me my current treatment wasn’t working, I can sympathize with the fright. And the hope. That was 15 years ago.

    Hold tight to hope.
    With hope, Wendy

  7. arkura says:

    Be strong, just belive that God have a plan us. Let us hear good news from you

  8. annie says:

    I’m late to this post but I just wanted to wish you luck and send you prayers! Yay for new protocols and having options. Love those researchers!

  9. Rachel Pappas says:

    I hope Navelbine and Herceptin and Dr. Funky glasses do it for you. This site was just introduced to me by a woman I met on FB, Kelly, who said it was launched by her friend. I like the easy, conversational tone. If you ladies get a chance, will you visit my site? I’m an 18-mo (almost) bc survivor and a long-time writer.
    Best,
    Rachel
    http://www.1UpOnCancer.com

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