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Monday, December 17, 2007

Just Kidding!!

O.k. I was just kidding. I couldn't make you wait for such good news. Dr. Rado said there is no trace of any cancer in my breast or lymph nods. He said that what is left on my liver is probably not active cancer. Just like what Nancy the chemo nurse told me last Friday. He said only one more round of chemo (round 4) then he said I need to make an appointment with Dr. Evans for a mastectomy. So we talked about what Mitra said and he thought about it for a while and then said that is a good point and said that was fine for now. So NO MASTECTOMY!!! Then we went about the rest of the appointment and then he said well maybe we should go ahead and do two more rounds of chemo after this round. He said to make sure everything is gone. He said with cancer that has spread we like it to be gone and then do two more rounds. I told him I could do the three more rounds since I don't have to have a MASTECTOMY YEAH!!! So the chemo will be over the first week in February. I am just so excited that almost all of the cancer is gone. Dr. Rado said he will order another scan one month after chemo to see how the bones look. I will also need to have a scan of my heart to make sure everything is o.k. The herceptin can cause heart problems. So he wants to keep an eye on that. I will be on herceptin for a while he said and that will be every two weeks once chemo is over with. Dr. Rado is not concerned about the cyst on my ovaries he said that can happen. So all very good and exciting news. I am so happy things couldn't have gone any better. Thank you for all your prayers and love and the fasting.

39 comments:

Pam Anderson said...

I am soooo excited! That is the best news! I can hardly wait to call my girls and my mom and sisters who have all been praying for you. That is the best Christmas present anyone could ask for. What time tomorrow? Pam Anderson

Angela said...

My heart is so full for you right now! I'm so excited and happy for you and as yucky as chemo is, its much better I would guess than a mastectomy. Oh seriously, Merry Chirstmas, what a wonderful gift!

Ms. Kristen said...

Horray! Horray! That is great news! I just had someone ask me how you were doing...now I can tell them the news!
You are a great mom! You have continued being such an active mom with your kids. Thanks for sending the choc. chips and the candy canes! Kamden loves to perform infront of others! Today she said the funniest thing....Santa came to visit and he was giving candy to all the kids. Kamden yells out...."Why do you always give candy away? I don't want any candy!" I laughed! She is right....she had enough candy...after decorating the gingerbread houses! So cute!
I am glad for your glad tidings of joy this time of year! My favorite scripture is found in the Book of Mormon....2 Nephi 31:9. This scripture comes to my mind everytime I suffer.
Merry Christmas Rochelle!

Tharker said...

I am having some serious goosebumps right now Rochelle. I cannot even tell you how happy I am for you. This is THE BEST news!

Miracles ABSOLUTELY happen. I can't think of a better Christmas gift to your family than this news.

Merry Christmas Rochelle.

Anonymous said...

Wow, not just Merry Christmas but Happy New Year to you and your family! You deserve this good news and prayers really are answered! Let's celebrate, lunch on Wednesday at 11:30??? Wendi can go then too. So you get to choose the place! I'll call ya tomorrow!
Love,
Cherie

Nicole said...

HOORAY!!! That is the best news EVER! We are so excited for you!!! What a huge blessing!!!Congratulations to you and your family. You are amazing. You really just made my day!

natallie said...

MIRACULOUS...that's what that is. i can't even get a pimple to go away and you have cancer on the run. way to go rochelle!

Stephanie said...

Rochelle that is incredible news! I am so happy for you and your family! I am thankful for the power of prayer and fasting and Chemo! I love you!!

Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Wow... That is great. I am so happy for you and your family. The cancer is no match for your faith and uplifting spirit. You have been amazing through all of this.
Chelsie

Anonymous said...

This is the BEST Christmas gift our family could ever ask for!!! We are so thankful to all of you who have prayed and fasted for her. I hope Heavenly Father will bless you for this unselfish exhibit of love and service to Rochelle. Lots of Love From her Mom

Heather said...

Amazing... what more can be said? I love that we all go to witness first hand your Christmas Miracle!

Heather Beck

The Lassen Family said...

I am so happy for your good news!! What a great Christmas present!! Enjoy this time with your family--I know I look back on my "sick" Christmas, with very good memories. Have a great week :) Dani--Nicole's sister :)

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,

I love you and am sooo happy for your great news, now remember to rest as much as you can. Merry Christmas to you!!!
love, Aunt Lynn

Jessica said...

I have to echo what everyone said! This is wonderful amazing news! Our family is so stinkin happy for you and yours!!

Lacey Kogan said...

Can I say that I'm dripping tears all over my keyboard. Thankfully they are tears of joy. I'm so incredibly happy for you! I'm glad Dr. Rado is having you do two more rounds of chemo though, just to make sure it is all gone. Better safe then sorry!!!

Anonymous said...

This is the best news ever! I am so thrilled for you and your family. You faith saw you through, and you were blessed for it.

Congrats to you and yours during this VERY special holiday season.

Karen

Cory, Luann, Sam, Anna & Beth said...

Wonderful!! We are thrilled to hear the news!
I can't wait to tell those who've been praying for you here!

I was reading your blog last night - between 7:53 and 7:57... so I thought you really were making us wait!

Know that we'll continue to pray for you and your family!

Khatch said...

This Christmas just got sooo much merrier! What amazing news. I am so happy for you and your family.

I cannot wait to talk to you!

Momma K & Big J said...

What?!? YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Congratulations!! I just found your site last week and we just included you in our fast this weekend. HOOORAY!!!

Sara said...

I am so excited for you, We love you and hope you can spend a joyful Christmas, Heavenly Father has truly blessed you and you deserve all this happiness. Miss you and love you!
Sara Spencer

Chauntel said...

God is greater than Cancer, it's offical! Well anyways, we already knew that. I love you and am so happy for you and your family. I can't even process the joy yet. Miracles still happen everyday and you're one of them.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! I love it! You can't imagine how this helps me with my faith. You have always been a favorite person of mine but through all this you have let your true colors shine. (I didn't mean to rhyme.) This makes me so happy, I can't imagine how happy you are. Thank you for including us on this journey.
Andrea Hayes

Grandma McGinnis said...

We are all truly blessed this Christmas. That is the very best gift ever! What a relief also. I am so happy for you Rochelle! Your faith has proven its value! You are Awesome, young lady!!
I love you so much,
Grandma

Stacia said...

What an amazing way to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Thank you for sharing with us your journey and that miracles do happen. You have strengthened our faith in so many ways, thank you.
NO cancer, hurray!

meohmyers said...

Rochelle!!!!! Goosebumps!!! Tears!!! This is such fantastic news! I can't even put into words how grateful I am that the cancer is gone. What a miracle. I'll never ever forget this journey that you allowed us to take with you and the incredible example of faith, optimism, and fortitude that you have been to all of us. It's a Merry Christmas indeed, isn't it?!

Teacher kathy said...

My dear Rochelle,
What an amazing Christmas blessing. Chelsea Mahuika and I were just sharing the joy. I always read your blog and share the information with others. I think that many of us were just waiting for good news so we could write back with joy.
A teacher shares a year of her life with each student but some students will never be forgotten. You will always be one of those special students for me.
love you lots,
Kathy(Mrs. Burnum)

Vanessa Smith said...

Yay! Congratulations Rochelle! I am so grateful that I have been able to witness this miracle! Merry Christmas!
Love
Vanessa

Anonymous said...

How exciting. I have been checking in with Cole. He is such a sweet, sincere 3rd grader! I asked him if he'd like to come and play a game or help me read with a 1st grader, and he wanted to read. Please let us know if there is anything special we can do for you or Cole. Happy Holidays. Wendi Manthei

Kristi said...

That is FANTABULOUS!!! Today was already going so well, and then I saw your post and I just soared! We are so thrilled for you! When I told Michael, he wanted to pick up the phone and call someone - ANYONE - to tell them the great news! Miracles have not ceased. Thanks so much for always keeping us updated on your journey. I know it's not easy, but it is so appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you and your family. Just hang in there a little while longer. I marvel at the strength you have during this trial.

Diane Munson

natallie said...

hey rochelle, did kendall have her babies yet?

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
It appears I am reading this a day late, but you just made my day!! I couldn't be happier to hear your news!! What a wonderful Christmas present for you and your family! Enjoy this special time. Merry Christmas to you! What a way to kick off the new year ahead!
Casey Swinburnson
Ella says "hi" to Kamden!

Anonymous said...

Rochelle:

Wow . . .what a blessing for you and your family. I am so very happy for you and what joyous news this is for you at this time of year! The Lord is truly looking out for you. You have been so amazing throughout this whole experience. Thank you for letting us all be a part of it. You are a brave, admirable person. I have been contstantly amazed at your upbeat attitude and positive outlook!! Again I'm so thrilled for you. Merry Christmas!!
Becky Anderson

Kim said...

I'm so overcome with relief and happiness for you and for me!!! This gives me some encouragement for my mom's fight with cancer. You have fought the fight and you're winning. Your story is so full of faith and courage. I bet there'll be a big ol' party at the Shultz's and Bassetts this Christmas!!!!!!!Oh Happy Day!!

debsters said...

Thank you for your amazing example over the last few months. I am absolutely overwhelmed with all the support you have recieved from family and friends, that just shows what a wonderful person you are. There are so many people that love you and I know that has helped in your fight. I cannot wait to share your good news with my kids (who know you as Cole's mom) because your faith and courage and the love from those around you can help teach them a very valuable lesson. Thank you, keep smiling! Love, Debie Spurgeon

Matt Wick said...

Rochelle,

What amazing and fantastic news. I have been keeping up with your progress through your blog and am so happy for you and your family. You make us cancer survivors so very, very proud.

Klaudija - Frankfurt said...

Rochelle, I cried so bad the second I read the BEST NEWS EVER. I can´t believe I am late for two days of joy and happiness. I love you so much and I am so happy that you received this gift just in time for christmas. I cannot express all I am feeling, so I will call you right away and hope to catch you with 9 ours time difference.
Send love to all: Ryan, Cole, Kamden, Carter, your parents Sandra and Rodger, Kimberly, Chauntel, Bailey, Kendall, to all or their families and for sure little Jillian, wich I remember as a three year old.

stevensbball said...

Rochelle,
I was reading your blog backwards (from current to a couple of days ago) and there was a little sentence stuck in among the other good news of your family that said, My caner is completely gone from my body!! What??!!??
I had to read the sentence over and over, I couldn't believe it and yet I absolutely believe it. I am thrilled for you and so thankful for your example of how a miracle happens. You have tremendous faith, you ask others for prayers and help, you keep on with a positive life, and pray and fast and pray and fast. BAM! A miracle. I will be telling my whole family this holiday season and there will be many who are thankful for this miracle for you and your family.
Please take care and rest still,
Megan S. (Sorry so long)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rochelle,

I found your blog through "Scarlet Lime" webstie and am so happy to hear your wonderful news. What a way to bring in the New Year! Wishing you and your family a happy and HEALTHY New Year! Take care!

Julie