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!