Monday, April 23, 2012

GOOD NEWS DAY

This was a great day for us. We headed out at 9:30 this morning and first up was Jim’s back surgeon appointment. He says Jim is doing just fantastic and he doesn’t want to see him again until the end of November.

In the afternoon we met with the Oncologist. He started off by saying that Jim’s Pet-CT scan was “interesting”. Not really sure that’s what you want to hear. But the reason it was interesting was that the news was good.

Jim has an enlarged lymph node on the outside of his right lung as well as the mass in his left lung. Dr. Gordon was sure that this node was going to show up in the PET as being cancerous and it didn’t. In fact there is no cancer in his brain, his organs or his bones. Only in that left lung. What a blessing that is.

And the cancer is not as advanced as they originally thought. Just try and tell me prayers aren’t heard and answered.

Our next step is to see a Pulmonologist – another one of those ologists – to have a specialist determine if we go through with the surgery that Jim has enough lung capacity. And yes, Dr. Gordon is back to thinking surgery is the best answer. He’s going to discuss the whole situation with Dr. Patel, the surgeon after we get the lung results. Then hopefully, we are done with ologists and can get this show on the road.

And our good news doesn’t end there. We had a couple of hours to kill between doctor appointments. They were both out in Scottsdale and I didn’t want to have to drive all the way back to AJ in between. So we had lunch at Sweet Tomatoes and after that we found a Macys.

Jim needed a new suit, a new tie, and a red dress shirt for Todd’s wedding. I already have my dress so I’m good to go. Can you believe we found a red dress shirt in Jim’s size on sale. Just unbelievable. Then we found a beautiful black suit with the most gorgeous tie to go with it. He sure does clean up good. WOW!

And what’s even better is that everything was 25% off and if we opened up a Macys account we got another 20% off that. We got such a great deal I was doing a dance around the store.

So a really good news day.

43 comments:

  1. Wow, to all of that. Red shirt, on sale but most of all, the doctors' new findings!

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  2. What a great day you had! Especially about Jim's doctor visit! How wonderful the news was about the PET scan! Prayers being sent that he will be able to have the surgery. And it's always a good day when you go shopping and find exactly what you want...and it's on sale. Thanks for the update.

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  3. Wonderful news all around. Keep us informed.

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  4. I am so happy for you with all the good things happening today. I plan to keep you all in my thoughts in hopes that the good news just keeps rolling in. Give the dogs a snuggle for me.

    http://travelinglongdogs.blogspot.com/

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  5. So glad things are GOOD!!! thinking of you..

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  6. Sandie.....all I CAN SAY IS YIPEEEEE!!

    xo

    Jo

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  7. Sometimes it's just your day! So glad to hear all the good news.

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  8. This is news we all wanted to hear. Remember what I said to you about one or more. You had a whole group out there saying those prayers with you. That's wonderful news! The sale is good but the doctor news is best.

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  9. glad that all was good news!..sounds like a great day at your house!

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  10. A huge sigh of relief going up here. With the cancer only in the lung and surgery a possibility, might he be able to skip chemo? That would be even more wonderful!

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  11. I am beside myself with your good news. Everything so positive. I guess, no matter how bad Jim's back was, it got the cancer diagnosed early, and now he doesn't have that discomfort, either. Wonderful news, Sandie. I've been thinking of you since your last post--holding my breath for the good news. Now, I imagine you and Jim can get some sleep and the waiting and unknown (for the big diagnosis) is behind you. So happy for both of you.

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  12. This is very good news. I am very glad for you, both!

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  13. Thrilled to read the good news. And I hope you post a picture of you in your red dress and him in his new suit,shirt and tie.

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  14. Such great news...a true answer to prayer. Giving Him thanks along with you both!

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  15. You guys are so great! I love your positive attitude. I firmly believe in prayers, and also that your attitude makes a difference. Keep your spirits up - you have a lot of people sending those positive prayers up for you.

    Can't wait to see you both in your wedding duds! :)

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  16. Keep up the positive thoughts.

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  17. Still sniffling and wiping away the happy tears. What a relief for both of you. The fear of the unknown is over. Now you know what you have to deal with and with your attitude . . . everything will be fine.

    Sending up gratitude prayers right now.

    Sharon and Ron

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  18. WONDERFUL news! You're talking about a cure, not just treatment.

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  19. We have our fingers cross for more positive outcomes from these doctor visits... Once they get the decisions made then it will be on with the cure..... Yea!

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  20. So great to heart the news about Jim,Mow if they can just get it out. most of your worries will be over. Glad to see the bargain suit. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

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  21. I am soooo pleased and doing The Happy Dance for you guys. Well, okay, it's pretty early here so perhaps a Happy Groove in my desk chair. :) We'll get The Dance goin' when I wake up more! Yay! Have been thinking about you both and will continue to do so.

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  22. I think I heard that huge sigh of relief way up here in Canada. Good news is always soooooo welcome. With all the positive happenings & bargains to boot it's no wonder you were dancing around the store.........

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  23. Oh my... we are so glad for you. Have a wonderful wedding. And a new suit is always so much fun too.
    Bless you!

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  24. What a super day it turned out to be. The best news is there is NO cancer in any of the organs. We are so thrilled for you two.
    I see when you posted this blog but for some reason I never got it last night. I was thinking of you two about 9:00 wondering if I should just email you to see how all was going. This is just the best news I could have expected!
    Prayers answered...YES, YES, YES!
    Now get out on that boat Jim and show us some big ones! BUT don't wear your red shirt. The fish might run.
    Love you two!

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  25. Sure happy for you guys and yes, prayer does work. Too bad that we have to be in trouble before we realize that. Still praying!!
    Love,
    Bill and Carol

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  26. I'm happy for both of you, and hope you will continue to get only good news.

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  27. That is such good news. Prayers will continue! We need to see pics of you both at the wedding in all your new duds!

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  28. YAHOOIE! Love to see God's hand at work with answered prayer. So happy for you two! Keep those happy feet dancing, and we will all keep those prayers coming your way.

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  29. GREAT news all around but especially for Jim's prognosis. God is good -- ALL THE TIME!!

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  30. So glad that you received good news to lift your spirits! Prayers still being sent...

    Kerri in AL :-)

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  31. I wanna see a picture of Jim all dressed up and standing close to you in your finery! What wonderful news on the health front. Now that the prayers are heard and answered, we all need to remember to send a prayer of thanks. Too often, I am sad to admit, we do a lot of asking and not enough thanking.

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  32. So happy to hear the good news. Our prayers and thoughts will continue for you both.

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  33. Prayer does change things, such good news. But we're not going to stop the prayers.

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  34. I am so happy to hear your good news. I'm a believer in God and in prayer, so I will join you in giving thanks to God for answered prayers!

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  35. I am so, so, so glad to hear of the good news! I do say a prayer every night! Keep the good news coming! And I bet Jim is going to look mighty spiffy in a RED shirt and black suit...way cool

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  36. So glad that you had a bunch of good news! :)

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  37. Outstanding news!!!!!! Yes, God answers prayers and we have certainly been praying!! I am so happy for you both!! Lots of good news!!!!!

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  38. Oh that's great news! I'm really glad to hear it. I misred that Jim needed a new red dress "shirt" & just saw dress ;-)

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  39. We have learned to never underestimate the power of prayer

    What a day you had, did you buy a lottery ticket?

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  40. So glad to hear that the news so far is good. :)

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