Friday, September 11, 2009

Quick News!

Sorry I've been such a slacker. I've felt fairly crummy ever since the third round of chemo started and have been busy with school work, etc.
But TODAY we went downtown for a clinic visit and to get the third dose of one drug - velcade - to finish off the round of chemo. Dr. Weinstein (my oncologist) didn't have official scan results last Friday when we were hospitalized, so today she shared the following:

The cancer is GONE!!

So here's the plan: no more fourth doses of velcade (which will hopefully reduce the insomnia) which means I don't have to go back to the hospital for TWO WHOLE WEEKS! That's a new record for the past few months. :) Then we'll do one more round of chemo - a second preventative - just to be sure the cancer stays away. Another five day hospital stay and then the velcade a few days after that. Then after two or three weeks we'll have another CT scan to make sure the cancer is still gone. Dr. Weinstein mentioned that this was perfect timing - the following week she goes on maternity leave!

Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers. This has truly been a miracle! I still can't really believe that the cancer is gone. I know that this was only possible through the faith and prayers of my family and friends. I can't thank you all enough or express how grateful I am to my Heavenly Father for helping me and my family get through this trial.

I will post more about the past week within a few days, but I thought I'd share the good news with you all!


    so do you still get to keep the cute wig? heeeheeee
    I'm so happy for you.!!!!

  2. Congrat! this is awesome! i just found yoru blog and i love reading it. Your amazing.

  3. I am so happy for you chica! Let me know if you have any preguntas about the proyecto and I will see you soon!
    Sra. E.

  4. We love you Lauren and are so excited for you! Once you are feeling better maybe you can come and see us.
    Love, Wendy & family

  5. Congratulations!!!!!!! Lauren-i'm so excited for you! Much Love-

  6. YEAH LAUREN!!! THat is so exciting! So good to hear it. We love you.

  7. Wow, Lauren...another miracle - and it couldn't have happened for a more deserving person...

  8. That's the BEST news I have heard in quite some time! As always it was fun chatting with you on the phone yesterday! Hang in there as you are almost done! I love you and miss you!!! T

  9. I am soooo excited and happy for you!! Hope you will start to feel better soon! We need to hang out, I never see you at school anymore!I will keep praying that the cancer stays away!!

    Alyssa :)

  10. I'm up late grading (both AP Euro and Global Issues) and found myself gravitating to your blog (funny that). Great news! You are an inspiration to all of us (maybe I really will get through this pile of papers . . .)

  11. We are so happy for you, what a great blessing!! You are always such a great example to "B+". We are grateful for answered prayers. I was so worried when you did not blog for awhile, although I knew you would be wiped out from the last chemo. So glad to have you back!!! Love to all your sweet family.
    Love, Aunt Jana and Uncle Scott

  12. Yea Lauren! I'm so glad to hear this great news. Clearly cancer is no match for your sassy self. Hang in there for the remaining meds and remember we love you.

  13. Yeah! That news deserves a dance around the room! Congrats!

  14. Hi Lauren! It's been a while since you've been at school. I miss you! I hope your last round of chemo went well and you are recuperating quickly! Give me a call or send me an email if you need anything at all. Thinking of you!!