This will be short today--I'm still feeling the effects of the chemo tx on Monday, but want to share my good news. The CA-125 levels went from 282 down to 150 after the 4th treatment. It's not quite as large a jump as the past 3 treatments, but the numbers are getting lower and this was almost a 50% drop again. Mom and I asked Dr. Prystas about how many more treatments I might be receiving, and although she wouldn't commit to an actual number, it looks as if it will be more than the 6 originally planned and that's just a-okay with me. She said that as long as my numbers kept going down, and my body was handling the toxicity well (which it seems to be doing) then she would hate to stop too soon. Because my case is so unusual (with there being a tumor in the breast also) it's difficult for them to predict what's going to happen--plus the fact that everyone responds to treatment differently.
On Monday, I felt again an overwhelming sense of gratitude for Dr. Prystas and her staff--I have so much confidence in her and her abilities. We pray daily that she, and the other physicians treating me, will be guided and directed in the treatment they are providing for me, and I feel a sense of peace that all is going according to plan. What a blessing it is to have such good medical care! I think that because we are so used to having the advantages of good medical treatment, that we take it for granted and don't realize that miracles are performed daily by the good people in the medical field. I do believe that along with their hard work and diligence, our Heavenly Father inspires and blesses them with the knowledge to use the resources He has given us on this earth, and the knowledge of the human body which He has created, to heal our bodies and minds. My prayer is that all of His children could have the same advantages which I have in receiving these miracles. I guess that is part of the the work He has given us--to figure out how to share His blessings with all our brothers and sisters throughout the world. I hope that I can be an instrument in His hands in doing this. Love always, Kim
Kim was diagnosed last Thursday, September 16, 2010 with ovarian cancer. As Kim's Family, Friends, Neighbors and Fans - we have started this blog to help share information, updates, support, and love with each other during her next few months of surgery, treatment and healing. We will try to update it whenever we receive information. Please feel free to leave a comment expressing your support, love, and encouragement anytime - as that is how we will all grow and strengthen each other - especially Kim and her family. We love you Kim, and our faith, prayers, and total support and dedication are with you as you embark on this "Journey"!