Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Baby Emery update plus an update on The Texas Woman

All your prayers for Baby Emery have been answered. Thank you very much!

Emery, who was diagnosed with cancer at the tender age of six weeks (she's now 4 1/2 months old), had surgery yesterday morning at Texas Children Hospital. The chemo had knocked the tumor back quite a bit and the successful surgery by wonderful doctors took out the rest. She'll be going home soon to start life anew with her grateful and attentive parents.

As for the Texas Woman, her pathology report indicated radiation treatment is her next step, not surgery for the other breast. I move to Houston and start treatment May 24.

Without radiation, chances of cancer not reoccurring are 90%. With radiation, 96%. Now that doesn't sound like much of a difference; but when you break that down mathematically, it's a 1 in 10 chance of reoccurring versus a 1 in 25 chance. Radiation cuts my chance of reoccurring by 60%! That's big. Huge, in fact, so I'm taking radiation!

Guess I'll be leaning to the right for about a year...like what else is new!


  1. Well, whatever it takes to get better, then go for it! I'm on your side, right or left, it doesn't matter... Miss you, but will continue to pray for you. You've been in my thoughts alot lately, T

  2. Don't you already lean to the "right" my friend! I'm so happy for you and thankful for the email you sent me a bit ago to let me know what was going on. As some people know, I'm a worrier, so it is reassuring to me that you are still leaning to the "right" ;0}
    Take care, Sue

  3. Gosh that's amazing news... not about your leaning (political or otherwise!) but about the state of health for Baby Emery and yourself. I have wondered how you are both going. Hugs all round!

  4. You have no idea how happy this post makes me. This is just wonderful news about the baby...praise God...another miracle baby.
    As for you young lady...we'll just change your name to Ilene.

  5. So Happy for baby Emery and You, dear friend, you are going to go through this next detour just fine. You are SO positive. God speed your recovery as well.
    Love, hugs and prayers from Up North WI

  6. Joshua 10:25
    Joshua said to them, "Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies (cancer cells)you are going to fight."
    I'll be praying for you!

  7. Thanks for the update! I hope you know that even when we don't post that we are still on your team. Hah, I just realized that Debbie's name for you rhymes with team. Almost. I can't resist...saying... I'm on your team, Ilene.
    Wink, hugs and kisses from Kitt

  8. Sorry for the set back, but you are a strong "Texas Woman". Soon...Susan

  9. So happy to hear about baby Emery! Thanks for updating us on your health. I think of you often and say a prayer for you. Keep on plugging away at your treatments. You're an amazing woman!

  10. I like the idea of being on 'Team Ilene', too.

  11. Oh, that is the best news!!! I am so happy for Baby Emery and for you! Thanks for the update! Keep me in the loop!

  12. Oh Happy Day!!!! Glad prayers worked for baby Emery and hopefully prayers are working in your direction too....
    Team Ilene is going to keep on praying for ya!!! Be sure to put your purse on your left shoulder, it may even you out!

  13. Great news for baby Emery!!!! Would you like me to build you a lean-to???

  14. Hey lady... I check in every day to see if you've updated this lovely blog. Praying that you are doing ok. I miss your comments!!!

  15. Cher,,, thinking of you alot lately, so that must mean you are thinking of us too... ya know,,, that mental telepathy thing! Hope this finds you hanging in there... you and Juan (in a million) and family are in my daily prayers...

  16. Just checking back in...hope you are doing well (or as well as can be expected). Good thoughts and prayers heading your way.

  17. How are things going?
    Prayers for strength and peace and His Presence.
    Hugs ~

  18. Hey Cher... I wanted to come over to visit, tell you I miss you, and praying for you that you are healing more and more every day.

    Cher, Pump yourself up with God’s Word until you are full, so that you know that He wants you to be healed! Said by a Cancer Survivor of 2 years!

    Love You!


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