Very Good News (03/26/2013 Update)

sunriseI am very excited to report.

I went in for follow-up scans last Thursday.  I was expecting to receive the results of these scans in a couple more days, along with receiving Chemo Treatment Five. The doctor called this morning and gave me this update.

“The results are better than we had hoped.”

The two larger tumors (seen on the previous MRI) have showed significant reduction. And more importantly, the smaller tumors seen on the previous MRI are not present in this MRI.  As you may recall the previous MRI was not a high-quality image and what was thought to be smaller tumors were “inconclusive.”  The quality of this MRI was substantially better than the last one and the doctors now believe the smaller shadows on the previous scan may not have been tumors. The fact is that they are not showing up on this scan at all.

Change of plans

The NEW plan is to prepare for surgery sooner than later. I will be off chemo four weeks in order to allow my body to recover and prepare for the surgery. Surgery will likely be scheduled towards the middle/end of April. The Tumor Board will review my case on Thursday 3/28 as they must approve this change-of-plans before it is official. However, my doctor said he is 98% sure this will be the new course. I will send out another update on Thursday evening after we hear the results of the Tumor Board review.

Meanwhile, please join me in a prayer of Thanksgiving.

Heavenly Father,Prayer

Thank you for your healing Grace. Your mercy and Love overwhelms me.

And thank you for the many medical staff that help me (and many others) fight this Cancer. Grant to them many Blessings and Love this Easter season.

And Thank you Lord for so many people praying for me and supporting me.  Let your Love and Light shine down upon them all during this Easter season.

And help those who have not known you Lord; help me share with them your Love and Grace. Open their hearts as they explore new beginnings.

May the risen Lord be our partner today and every day; filling our lives with Love and Joy!


10 Comments on “Very Good News (03/26/2013 Update)”

  1. Krea says:

    Phil: What wonderful news! I join you in thanking our Heavenly Father for His love and grace. I pray that all of us who know Him will shine for Him.

  2. Tim Dechant says:

    Awesome! Praise God for this great news!!!!

  3. Debbie Green says:

    So happy to hear your good news, Phil, and pray that it continues to be good. Our God is truly an awesome God!

  4. Lynne Corbus says:

    Woo hoo! We’re so thrilled, Phil and Connie. God is good!

  5. Sarah says:

    I’m so happy to hear this news!!! Love you!

  6. Pauol says:

    I’m so happy to hear the good news, Phil!

  7. Cherie Clements says:

    Phil, such wonderful news. Prays still abound for you and your family. God is walking with you.

  8. Linda Sult says:

    Oh, Phil….Praise the Lord!!!!! God is certainly working in your life. I am so happy for you and your family. I continue to pray for you and your family. God is Good!!!

  9. Colette says:

    AMEN!!! This is the best news !!! So happy for you 😉

  10. Little Brother, Geo says:

    Our God, is an awesome God, He reigns from heaven above, with mercy, power and love, our God is an awesome God!!! I had such a good time doing the letter project. Hope to be back over soon to finish. I have a ticket for Tony’s play and aiming at the 5K!!!

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