My biopsy results revealed that there is no change in the cancer receptor statuses. That was good news.
The tissue has been sent to the clinical trials lab for classification. I will have scans in three months or so to determine how the Letrozole is working. If it is not working, then I will most likely transfer over to the clinical trial. If it is working, then I will stay on it.
I also got the paperwork to have my blood work taken at Stanford rather than up in San Francisco. It's helpful that I get the labs prior to my monthly appointments, but it's not helpful for me to take two trips up there. Stanford will send the results to UCSF.
That's about it! Still rejoicing to wake up every day. It really is a gift to do so. The kids are settling into routine, but there's always room for improvement. Rachel has joined the cross country team and Michael is part of a soccer team. I'll join the ranks of "soccer moms" next week as he starts his twice-a-week practices and weekly games. Rachel has cross country four times a week with weekly meets. I'm already tired! :D
Art continues to work hard to provide for us. We are looking forward to enjoying a three-day weekend with him.
I am teaming up with a group known as Soul Food Family in providing outreach to visiting Chinese scholars at Stanford University. Currently, I'm working (in conjunction with another woman) on an orientation workshop and then hope to help facilitate a weekly English corner. I'm looking forward to this quite a bit and hope my energy levels remain high.
- Please pray that the new treatment plan, Letrozole, will have long term positive effects.
- Please pray that I have minimal side effects from the Letrozole.
- Please pray for us as a family as we juggle extra-curricular activities along with dinner planning and homework. We don't want to lose our focus on God.
- Please pray for the Soul Food Family outreach to visiting scholars from China as the autumn semester kicks in at Stanford.