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Hello 34!

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Lindy

Happy Birthday to me!  Happy Birthday to me.  The best present was yesterday.  Being told by Dr. Schott that I had a good physical exam and my lab work looks great.  I played brain tumor olympics with Dr. Schott again and if they handed out medals, I would’ve received a gold one.  As for my lab work, all my tumor markers are within the normal range!  I’m slightly anemic and my adrenal gland is being a bugger so that explains my great fatigue.  She adjusted my dose of the steroid to 5 mg a day so hopefully that will make me feel better. 

Dr. Schott, Dusty and I have decided to still hold off on other therapy at this point.  She had really good reasons – Xeloda (chemo pill) is very toxic.  Another reason is that I continue to be stable with no recurrence of cancer elsewhere in my body.  She also explained I’m not a good candidate for any of the clinical trials at this point.  They have a trial for patients with brain mets whose disease is progressing.   I praise God I’m not eligible for that trial!  Mine isn’t progressing. 

I follow up with her again in six weeks with an MRI and more lab work. 

Dusty and I had a fun day.  Before the appointment we went to IKEA.  A little retail therapy helped with the anxiety and nervousness of the appointment.  It was fun.  The drive home became a little treacherous, but not too bad until the Zeeland exit.  We ate dinner at one of my favorite restaurants – Monelli’s.  YUM! 

Samantha in the snow…

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40 Responses to “Hello 34!”

  1. Deb Nienhuis says:

    Happy Birthday Lindy!!!!!! What awesome news about your visit with the doctor!! I hope you have a great day! Praying that the fatigue goes away soon so you can keep up with those 2 year olds – who by the way are sooooo cute! God bless!!!
    Deb

  2. Jann Kolean says:

    Happy Birthday! So happy that you got good news. Hopefully, you’ll feel better soon. Keeping you all in my prayers. I know how much the power of prayer helps from when I had breast cancer!!!!

  3. Dani says:

    Happy Birthay my friend!!!! I am thrilled to hear your good news. Have a blessed day.

  4. Jim T. says:

    Hello Lindy and Happy Birthday
    Thanx for the update,we have been praying for news like that and will continue to pray for you and the family.
    I pray that God gives you the strngth you need to have a blessed day today!!

  5. Christy VanKoevering says:

    Happy Birthday!! And many, many, many, many, more to come!! We continue to pray for you and the family and LOVE to hear the good news! Hope you have a great day! God Bless!!

  6. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Good news indeed!

  7. holly heeres says:

    Great news! We praise God with you and continue to ask for more energy. Happy Birthday!

  8. Megan Van Kampen says:

    Awesome news!

  9. patti schonfeld says:

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!!
    First, Happy Birthday dear Lindy!!
    What a beautiful Gift God has given you for your 34th!!
    You did run the test-race with FLYING COLORS!!! YEA GOD!
    You are beautiful Miss Lindy, My my my He is an AWESOME GOD…

    HE loves you, HE LOVES you, HE LOVES YOU!!
    Happy Blessed Birthday dear one!

  10. Marcia Davis says:

    Happy Birthday, Lindy! You are amazing!

  11. Mindy Tibbs says:

    AMAZING !!!

  12. Aunt Carole says:

    A Happy Birthday I’m sure it was! We continue to praise God for His healing in your life, and for your courageous and faithful witness through it all!! Thank you for sharing, and for being an encouragement to all of us. “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”! Love & Prayers…

  13. Anita says:

    I am so glad to hear that your appointment went well and that you received the gold medal 🙂 I will have to have Mercy add that you gain your energy back as well as that your tumors will disappear forever. We love you so much and we miss you.

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