Friday, December 23, 2011

PET scan results

Well, the PET showed spread to my lungs and bones. In my bones, there is are spots in my right scapula (that is very painful!), the base of my neck in my spine, and my 11th left rib. He is recommending radiation for the bones. I've had good success with that, so I'm hopeful there. And he is suggesting more chemo for my lungs, ugh! I really don't want any more chemo. I feel it is doing enough damage on its own. I think we may plan on seeing someone from Emory and perhaps MD Anderson. Will let you know what plays out. I appreciate all the prayers!


Anonymous said...

Melinda, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you, John, and your children have a very blessed Christmas and that you will be able to enjoy it without too much pain.
Lana Jordan

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you, Melinda. Blake still asks about you and has many wonderful memories of Pre K with you. You truly touched his heart. You remain in our prayers and we wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Natalie Mishoe

DJ said...

I love you girl. I am so sorry to hear this news. I know God is with you, and I pray that you are uplifted by the prayers of your friends and family. May you all be blessed with a special Christmas being together. I am glad you are considering MD Anderson. I have three friends there now, and things are going amazingly well.
I'll talk to you first of the week, and I pray for less pain and more strength and joy.
Love, Debra

Anonymous said...

Melinda,I am sorry I have not gotten to know you personally,but I do know you through that great guy you are married to.I too have a friend who has been waging the same battle you are going through.She sought help from Anderson and has had amazing results.I hope you go there as soon as you can.You are in our prayers .Tell John my guy has sought and is recieving help from the only one that can solve his problem .He has turned to God and amazing things are happening. BLS

Tracey said...

I have only met you once, but work at Cullasaja with John. Over the years, you have been in my thoughts & prayers, as well John & the girls. You are incredible people & you will continue to be in my prayers.
Tracey Stough

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are going to need more treatment. It never hurts to get a second opinion
Marsha Alexander

Michael Alexander said...

Sorry to hear that you have health problems. Hopefully, they'll find a cure for cancer in the next 6 months. It seems like I see you once every 10 years. I was at Bob's funeral in April.

Michael Alexander
San Diego, CA