Cancer Got Out Of The Bay

It was on the 9th that I had a bronchoscopy biopsy, and the oncologist called regarding the result last evening.

Positive — Three cancers were found.

I thought cancerous nodules were found  in mediastinal lymph nodes, but the biopsy report I received today said “Lung” core biopsies.

Lymph nodes or /and the lung, either way, this is really discouraging news.

My previous PET scan was in December and just four months after, cancer has grown into three!

The grade, which shows aggressiveness, was 3+, which means the most aggressive.

The cancer finally broke the fort and moved out of the bay in spite of two years of the treatments.

The sub doctor recommended me T-DM1 as the next med, which is a clinical trial med called a “Super Herceptin” : It is supposed to be much more effective than regular Herceptin, which I have been on.

Last time when I had a trouble with skin rash caused by Tykerb and not sure if the medicine was compatible with me or not, Dr. Glaspy actually recommended T-DM1.  Yet that time I was disqualified from the protocols.

May I be candidate this time?

Or even if I am, what if T-DM1 fails, also?

I knew the biopsy result would be positive, but the word “Metastasis” on the report brought me new fear.

Then George said,

“ Don’t look at the storm.  Jesus said many times in the Bible ‘Fear Not!’ we have to walk trusting in Him.  I am with you all the way.”

At the church people put their hands on me and prayed for me.

Cancer is frightening me, but our God is bigger than cancer and He is on the throne!

Whether I live or die, my life is in His hand and the word of God, the Bible, is in my hand.

I can’t surrender, but have to live well until the end!




6 thoughts on “Cancer Got Out Of The Bay

  1. I love you dear cousin and am fatihfully praying for you and the family.

  2. Dearest Kathy,
    So sorry to hear the latest news.George is right though. Don’t concentrate on the big storm, fight the good fight on a daily basis, knowing Jesus is walking with you every step of the way.Let’s pray you will be given T-DM1 and begin a new journey.
    Prayers and love, Susan

  3. Kathy, Dave and I continue to pray for the two of you. We pray for courage and strength and the Lords fullest blessings on you both. We love you both so much and are assured that everything that happens is for God’s greater purpose. You have shown yourself to be such a good and faithful servant. God knows who you are ministering to even if you do not.Keep your eyes on Jesus only He can calm your storm! I have been wanting to get up to visit with you both. We are waiting for Dave to heal from his hip surgery to be able to travel. We look forward to seeing you soon!xoxoxo Much love Duffy and Lisa

  4. Lord, Please part the “Med Sea” and provide for us TDM1 soon. Thank you for all the folks who are working hard to research, resource, connect and support us. Please remove the mountain in front of us. We trust that when your (many) children ask you for bread you will not give a stone. You are the “how much more” Father. We trust your wisdom, kindness, and timing. Thank you for caring for us much more than we can think or imagine. Amen

  5. Kathy…you have been and will continue to be on my mind, in my heart and mostly in my prayers. God continually brings you to mind.. allowing me to intercede for you during yet another battle. Our God is a God of miracles and I am praying that this new hercepton will do just that…work a miracle. I understand the fear that comes upon you as you plan the next steps but am so encouraged that God has given you the assurance of His peace during the storm. Sending my love and prayers to you both as you fight the battle!!
    God Bless you both good and faithful servants
    Hugs, Donna

  6. I will pray for you all the time, Kathy. Here is a bible verse to share with you. Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand(Isaiah 41:10).

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