We are holding a fast starting this Saturday to Sunday for anyone who would like to participate along with us. We are praying that the chemo will do what it's supposed to and that Anna will continue to be able to function as a mother while going through this process. We really have felt the prayers and support offered in our behalf. We have felt very calm and at peace and know it is because of the prayers and concern of our family and friends.
Friday, May 20, 2011
This last week Anna went in for a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan. The purpose of this scan was to determine if the cancer had moved anywhere else in her body. The doctors told us that cancer cells primarily use sugars as their energy source. So Anna was given an IV with radioactive isotopes (sugars) and then put in a tube that is able to see the 'hot spots'. Anna said the test itself wasn't too bad and that if she had been in there for another 15 minutes they would have had to wake her up (they gave her those nice warm blankets). After waiting for a couple of days Anna called and asked if we could find out the results of the test. Thankfully the only areas that showed any activity were the ones we already knew about. We feel very relieved that the cancer has not spread to other areas. After consulting with the doctors and surgeon we are moving forward with the first round of chemotherapy on the 25th of May, this coming Wednesday!