Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blood Brain Barrier Disruption...doesn't that sound like fun.

For those of you who actually like science/medicine, here's a procedure I'm seriously considering.


At 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Cari,
Continue to stay strong and think positive! I hope you know that you have so many people praying along with you for a miracle! Remember, never underestimate the power of prayer!

Sandi H

At 2:53 AM, Blogger cg said...

Normally i dont have an interest in medical procedures, but i had to go and see for myself what it is all about. I like that they have proven cases where not only the life expectancy of patients are increased, but also the quality of life of those patients. Now to me that only sounds like a good thing. I wish you and Melvyn all the peace and wisdom as you map out your treatment together. You continue to be foremost on my thoughts and prayers

At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow..all that stuff is way over my head..still praying and thinking of you often...I admire you as a wife, mother and women and God has used you to show me some important lessons...thank you for that..GO GOD!!!!

At 10:03 AM, Anonymous T. L. said...

You do not know me but I am a living testimony of God's healing power still alive and available. 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I went to the hospital for additional X-rays so the doctors could figure out a course of treatment. Yet, the new x-rays showed a brand new set of lungs. No trace of cancer anywhere.

5 years ago, I was diagnosed with end stage liver cancer and given 9 months to live. Here I am today with no signs of the disease anywhere in my body. God healings power is still working today through the blood of Jesus.

You talk to your body and speak the word of God over it. Command your body to line up with the word of God. Your head may not understand it and people may think you are crazy. But God's word will not return to Him void but will prosper into the thing it is sent (Isaiah 55:10). By the stripes of Jesus you are healed (1 Peter 2:24). Jesus came to give you life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). You will live and not die to declare the good works of the Lord (Psalm 118:17).

It is a hard fight. It is challenging to stand on God's word when the mountain seems to get bigger. But the battle is not yours but the Lord's (1 Samuel 17:47). Victory belongs to you (John 16:33). Believe it, accept it, and receive it.

Fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12),

Carbondale, IL

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Joanie said...

I am a Blood Brain Barrier Disruption patient at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. I was diagnosed in July, 2007 with Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma. I was also paralyzed on my right side from the "tumor" and in a wheel chair. My first disruption was August 2, 2007. By August 18 I was beginning to walking on my own. At my next disruption I walked into OHSU and amazed the doctors and nurses. My last disruption was the end of June, 2008. I cannot say enough about this procedure. It saved my life. My life has continued as it had before the diagnosis - I do my yard work, ride 4 wheelers, bicycle, travel. I was never sick from the chemotherapy. There are several hospitals around the U.S. that do the BBBD procedure under the direction of the Neuro-oncologist at OHSU. If you have any questions, do no hesitate to email me. Joanie

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Kimberly said...

What a blessing of comments you have on this post already!!! :) God is good.

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Caro said...

I went and read about the procedure. What an ingenious idea.

I hope they zap it all out of there. I particularly loved Joanie's comment.

You have been through so much. I'm ashamed of my pitiful root canal phobia in contrast to all you go through.



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