The PA had Joe's CEA (cancer marker count) run after we were there last Wednesday...
I think I'd mentioned before how last time downtown the PA had talked about us taking a vacation, or Joe taking Peanut fishing... making memories... and how our first chemo nurse we had had come up and asked "How ARE you doing?" and told me that if Joe DID get the acne stuff, that that doesn't mean that the new meds are working... And then Wednesday Donna, our favorite nurse, had come out before we left and just HUGGED and kissed us both... HARD. Joe was even saying, "Does she know something I don't know?"
Well, Friday I called Donna... and she was busy, so told me to call her back... Then before I got a chance, the phone rang... answering machine came on. "Susan, it's Donna... pick up the damn phone!" Oh gosh... I was even scareder (LOL!) then. "Sit down!" she says... Okay... I'm ready to fuke! "77.8"... "Do you remember what Joe's cancer markers were when they did them in June or July?" "Ummm... almost 700..." "Yep, 693... they're down to 77.8." "Ohmygosh... OHMYGOSH!" "Yeah... when I pulled them, I couldn't wait for you to call back, I had to call you."
OhjoyinthemorningblessedJesusthankyouthankyouPraisetheLord!!! WE'RE IN THE DOUBLE DIGITS AGAIN!!! First time in over a year! Yes, Yes, YES!!! The Erbitux is kickin' cancer BUTT! Just prayin' prayin' that the #'s keep going down... Who knows? Maybe our Christmas gift this year will be a reading of 5 (which is normal)!!! I called Joe and told him... We're still just both super elated.
Praise God... we're back on a roll! We've been so due some good news... Hoping that this is JUST the beginning! Yay God!
I've not forgotten you, Terri! I've got a couple things I'm finishing up to update my Photobucket account, then I'll email you a link. Hugs!!! (*"*)