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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

MRI Report

Below is the report from my last MRI that involved 2 areas of my spine. These areas were radiated several weeks ago. You can certainly read the report, and if you're medical, you'll probably understand it. But basically it says that the areas in my spine that were scanned....that in some of the areas the cancerous lesions completely went away. And in one area, they were diminished. So although there is one part of my spine that still has the cancer, the radiation did make the area smaller, and it certainly hasn't grown. And in another area it completely went away. A huge praise to God for that.

Actual Report
Indication Leptomeningeal metastasis from breast cancer

The small enhancing nodular lesions noted along the root of the cauda equine are no longer present. In addition, the small focus of nodular enhancement in the conus medullaris at the T12 level has slightly decreased in size and no longer enhances. No evidence of new leptomeningeal metastatic disease.

The lumbar vertebral bodies and interspaces are normal. No spinal or foraminal stenosis. Normal disk height and T2 signal. The facets are normal. The paraspinal loft tissues are normal. No evidence of skeletal metastasis.

Small focus of T2 signal hyperintensity in the conus at the T12 level has diminished in size since 10/8/2008 and no longer enhances.
Resolution of the previously demonstrated enhancing nodules along the roots of cauda equina.
Findings are consistent with improvement of the patient’s known leptomeningeal metastatic disease.
The lumbar spine is otherwise normal.

Now certainly you understood all that...right? Apparently, the cancer can still regrow in those areas, but I'm going to trust in the Lord and just know that He has healed me in those areas and I'm not going to worry about them anymore.

Nahum 1:9
What do ye imagine against the Lord? He will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

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At 11:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoo whoo!! Thanks for posting the details- and yes, I did have Bernie read it for me :)


At 7:04 AM, Blogger KC said...

I am so glad to read this. So, so glad!! Keep up the good work, Cari! ;)

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Angela's Kitchen said...


At 7:50 AM, Blogger Jaye said...

Yeah, GOD!! Your "God story" continues to grow! He takes care of His own. He is wonderful! I love that verse you put up today, btw. It's awesome!

Psalm 18:30-32 "As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect."

At 8:10 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

This is wonderful news. It was so good to see you yesterday. You look great and I can tell you're feeling better. God is good!

At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cari...I am really looking forward to enjoying Christmas with you and your new self!!!!!!!!!

Love, Dana

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Lori Couch said...

Cari, that is wonderful new, Merry Christmas and praise God, he does work miracles....Love Lori (Dana's friend)

At 10:00 PM, Blogger cg said...

Oh Cari, i have tears in my eyes reading this. I am so happy for you and your family. You have yourself a wonderful christmas and enjoy the blessings of your family!

At 6:03 AM, Anonymous Marta Gilbert said...


Wonderful, wonderful news! May you continue to grow stronger with each new day.


At 1:40 PM, Blogger C said...

What wonderful news!

At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Michelle said...

That is AWESOME!!! Keep up your faith and your strong will. Enjoy the Holiday and many blessings for the New Year!! Love, Michelle and Family

At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Rosalyn said...

We're just a prayer away. Hang in there and keep the faith. God IS able.
love, Rosalyn

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Caro said...

Oh hooray for wonderful news!


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