Friday, 22 March 2013

Update on Mary: Radiation Complete - Now We Wait

Thank you so much for all your prayers- she made it! Mom finished up the last of her radiation treatments today. She did five total (W,F,M,W,F). She is feeling ok, but not fantastic. We will not find out any results for at least two months...which feels like a long time, but we have to give the radiation time to work.

The goal of this intense radiation was to penetrate through the thick outer crust of the tumor, and confuse the DNA of the tumor cells in the hopes that this will lead to their destruction. This will take some time, of course, which is why we have to wait so long for the results. In the meantime, Mom has to wait a few weeks to restart chemo because the chemo she is taking and the radiation don't mix.

Please pray:

That mom's stomach will start to feel better. The radiation has made her very nauseous.

That mom's cancer will be contained- since she has ceased chemo to do radiation any cells circulating in her body are not being stopped.

Please pray that her cancer does not spread during this period.

That the radiation will do it's work and that her tumor will be destroyed.

Thank you all for your prayers! We are so grateful for your continued support.

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