August 24, 2011

Remission! Remission! Remission!

Lab work---Great!
PET scan-- Great!
CT scan----Great!
Pulmonary test--Great!

Dr. Bierman said, "All scans look marvelous! Not one abnormal test!" Wow! I have been crying ever since! Her next appointment will be November 17th with Dr. Bierman. She will have lab work but no scans at that time.

Melissa is so excited....even her hair is growing! It is coming in wavy, just as it did when she was a little girl.

This is definitely a time for prayers of thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of your prayers and support these past 7 months. Again...more tears of joy!

We are planning a remission party, Saturday, September 24th. It will be an Open House from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at our home. It will be very casual. Please come and celebrate with us!

REMISSION is the magical word!  We are truly blessed!

August 12, 2011

Anxiously Awaiting August 24th!

We met with Dr. Imbrock, the surgeon this past Tuesday. He examined the incision from the port removal surgery and all is healing nicely! Melissa continues to look forward to having all of this behind her!

 Melissa enjoyed her last week of summer by socializing with friends, shopping, and working out. Melissa has also been busy getting her kindergarten room ready.  As she was working at school one day this week, she ran into a kindergarten student from last year. The student hugged Melissa and said "Miss Maher you have real hair now, it's growing!". Melissa was so excited with the student's comment she hugged her once more!

Our next step is Wednesday, August 24th. Melissa will be at UNMC early that morning. It will be a whole day affair consumed with lab work, scans, and appointments. We are hoping and praying for all tests to be negative so we hear the magical words "Melissa is in remission". We will let you know the results once we have met with the doctors. Thank you for all of your support and prayers.

August 4, 2011

Chemo is Done! Port is Out! Scans to Come!

This morning was port removal surgery! It was quick.... done with a local numbing shot! Melissa was awake and alert during the procedure. She enjoyed visiting with Dr. Imbrock, the surgeon. Next week, we meet again with him for the follow-up appointment.

Melissa is now resting on the couch. Her left arm and shoulder will be out of commission for a few days.

Since chemo has ended and graduate classes are completed, Melissa has been busy getting ready for the new school year! We have been decorating the classroom, printing nametags, organizing her daily schedule, and making numerous trips to the "dollar bin" at Target!

We will let you know how next week's appointment goes. Please continue with your caring thoughts and prayers. August 24th is the scheduled day for all the tests and scans to be done.

We are blessed to have all of you in our life! Thank You!