The Happy and Sad

Let’s start this post off with a happy picture of Bunty! She has been such a joy and such a stubborn little thing all rolled into one. She definitely has a mind of her own but she’s so cute and sweet other times, one can overlook the stubborn trait for the most part. 🙂

She’s finally big enough to wear her little shirt! She’s nearly as tall as Mitzi now and getting cuter every day! She and Mitzi play and run after each other and it’s adorable.

Now to the serious part of my post. I had my ct scan done on May 6th but didn’t get the results until last Friday, May 20th when I went to my appointment. The news was not good. The cancer in my lungs hasn’t reduced at all and now I have it on my liver. I was shocked about the cancer on my liver. I had that when I first was diagnosed but it hadn’t returned until now. Thankfully, my doctor has been on top of things. I only had two treatments of this last chemo before he checked to see if it was working. I feel like I got lost in the cracks when I had to change doctors and ended up with a doctor that was too busy to really care for me. I stayed too long on the immune therapy before I was checked and it let the cancer get a foot hold again.

Anyway, my doctor is so kind and compassionate and he has a plan, which is reassuring. We are going to start a new chemo and I will be given treatment for 5 days in a row and then have a break for 3 weeks, then repeat. I’m sure he will check me after 2 treatments like he did this time to make sure it’s working. I think I was in shock and forgot to ask questions about some of this. He was so kind and gave me 2 hugs when the tears started to flow. My oldest son went with me and it was reassuring to have him with me. He understands more of this than I do as he’s an emt and going to nursing school. I’m so very thankful for this doctor as I feel like he’s focused on me when I’m there. He’s not thinking about the next patient like I always thought with my other doctors. This doctor is present in the moment and focused on what we are talking about. He also spends the time to answer my questions. God truly blessed me with this new doctor.

I’ve been extremely tired so don’t have a lot to share. Plus, to be honest, I’m still trying to process this latest news and feel a bit overwhelmed by it. I do have some things to share that I made but I will wait and save that for another post.

Your prayers are so appreciated. I’m totally aware of my situation and know that I need a miracle healing from God, if that is His will.

2 thoughts on “The Happy and Sad

  1. Vickie

    Dearest Julie, I am very sad by the news. I am however praying to our Almighty God for you.
    Your dear Bunty is precious. I am so glad you have both your precious dogs by your side during this.

  2. MarshaMarshaMarsha

    Oh dear Julie, I am so sorry for your recent medical news. (((hugs))) Praising God for this new doctor and that you feel heard and cared for. Praying for God to give him wisdom in your treatment and strength and healing for you. Thankful also that your sons are so wonderful… and for this new pup! She is adorable! Did I tell you that we have a Mitzi as well? She is a pug and boston terrier mix. 🙂 Much love to you, my friend.


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