Wednesday, July 12, 2017

An Update.

I haven't put an update on how I am doing for quite some time on here, although I have put it on Facebook occasionally.

I have had two CT scans since the last time I updated. The first was not what I was hoping for and the cysts and tumours had grown very slightly.
My doctor had said he was not too disappointed as the pills are very slow working and he wanted me to stay on them for a further two months to give them more time.

I had my latest scan 2 weeks ago and went back to the hospital on Monday for the result.
It was better this time and two of the tumours were very marginally smaller and the others were unchanged.

Although it is not a huge difference, it makes a great difference to me to know that they are not growing any more, and that two have even started to shrink.

I am to stay on these pills for now and will have a full blood count in a further two months time which is mostly to check kidney and liver function, and also bone density.

I  have been asked how I am doing but don't want to bore people with my health problems, so will only update if there is any significant change, hopefully for the better.

I appreciate all of the good thoughts and prayers you  have been sending me.

I can't do a post without a photo, so here is one from 2009 of me coming back from a walk in the fields with the boys.


39 comments:

  1. We are happy to hear the tumors are holding steady and some shrinking.
    WE purr very hard that this continues and that you feel well during this time.
    We will keep you in our purrs and prayers.
    Sending hugs and kisses.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
    and mum Nancy

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  2. WE always love good news and good photos! This one is a real winner and we are so happy for you.

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  3. Thanks for the update, we were wondering and we think about you so often. Hugs and love from each one of us.

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  4. We're very glad to hear there is some improvement. And that picture... your boys were very, very special.

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  5. Me and mum keep you in our purrs and prayers. We are not bored with your updates.

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  6. Thank you for the update, Jackie. We are pleased that the pills seem to be working, and that two of the tumors have gotten a bit smaller. We will always keep you in our thoughts, purrs and prayers. Much love to you and Ivor.

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  7. We are glad that the tumors are not growing. Hopefully in two month, you will have even better news!

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  8. I'm so glad for the good news, and I'm sending lots of healing purrs - keep us posted!

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  9. This is good news and I will continue to pray for more to come. I hope the future tests will show the rest of the tumors shrinking, too.

    Thank you so much for the update, Jackie. I have been wondering how you were doing and would never be bored with more news.

    Love, Blessings and Prayers for you,
    Lily and Little Tommy Black Kitty

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  10. that are good news... and we are so glad that two tumors are smaller now and none of them has grown... we cross our paws and send potp for good news when the bloodwork is done too...

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  11. Thank you for your update! While I do understand that you don't want to bore people, you don't bore us. We've been thinking a lot of you, but we didn't want to ask you repeatedly as we were unsure why you haven't given an update for a longer time.

    All the best from us to you and your family!

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  12. This is a good sign that that chemo pill is working. Praises be!
    Petcretary and us furs will keep praying that this shrinking continues.

    Pipo sends huge loud purrs, and dog-guy adds some kissies, too.

    Hugs, really big and tight ones.
    ((((( ♥ )))))

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  13. Hearing how you are doing is NOT boring - it helps us keep up with our very good friend Miss Jackie! We care so much......and Mom says BRAVO for those pills. We both love the photo of you and the boys returning from a walk - you know my Mom loved walking with Sammy and now I'm her "travel companion" !

    Love and Prayers......Teddy (and Mom too!)

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  14. It's never boring to hear about how our friends are!! Thank you for the update, Jackie! We love the picture of you and the boys! xx

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  15. Jackie, that's good news, and we're sending purrs and Light this trend continues.

    We love the photo, Eric and Flynn look so happy there, tails up, walking with you. ♥

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  16. Pleased to read of some good news and
    some improvement...! That's lovely...! :).

    Great photo...making sure Mum gets home
    o.k. Bless them!xx

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  17. We are glad there is some improvement! We are thinking of you--well no Ichiro isn't, he's thinking about food, but Mom and I are...

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  18. Jackie that is GOOD news!! We are so glad and know you and Ivor are feeling a huge bit of relief too.
    Prayers continue...
    Hugs madi and mom

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  19. Good news, even if in small steps ! Continuing to send hugs and prayers ! And what a lovely picture !

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  20. That is good news in our books! So, just who is walking who? Sweet picture!

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  21. Yes, indeed, good news! Any step in the right direction is progress. I hope this continues.

    And the picture must be a cherished one: the boys coming home with their mum after a fun time, their tails up and happy.

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  22. thank you so much for the update! Purrs and prayers that they will continue to get SMALLER! Also, thank you for sharing this wonderful memory ((((hugs)))) catchatwithcarenandcody

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  23. Good news ! We keep purring for you ! Purrs

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  24. Jackie; this is awesome news and I hope and pray the news in two months out is even better; continued prayers to you always ~~~~~~ VERY happy for you ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  25. That is very good news indeed! We've thought of you often and are glad for the update. We hope the good continues to flow.

    We love that photo, too. :-)

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  26. That is such good news that the tumors are at least shrinking a little bit. That is progress. We sure send lots more purrs and prayers.

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  27. We thank God for the good news! We knew it would take time for the tumors to decreased in size and decrease they did, as predicted. Progress in the right direction is always cause for celebration,
    We agree with a previous poster: it is NEVER boring to hear how our friends are doing. You are like family to us. No, you are family to us. Sometimes we are shy to ask how things are going for fear of invading your privacy or upsetting you.
    The photo you've posted is one of happy times and there will be happy times again.,lots of happy times! Different than before but no less happy. All of our love, Kari and the Cats.

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  28. I am glad you got some good news. Very nice photo of you with Eric and Flynn. XO

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  29. Good news, Jackie, step by step, I hope your health will go better and better. How sweet to remember happy days with your boys, I like this photo very much.

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  30. Jackie, thank you for the update - and you never bore us with health news. We want to know, so we know how to support you!

    Purrs from our three over here!

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  31. I'm so glad that you got some good news!

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  32. That is great news. And I love the picture of you and your boys.

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  33. Sending healing purrz that you'll beat this for good soon.

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  34. We are pleased to hear that you got good news from the Dr's. Love the photo of you with your boys.

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  35. We love the picture of your two guardian Angels. You never bore us, miss Jackie. We are always glad to hear whichever kind of news and this is really good news. We keep sending Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers your way that everything is going to be fine again <3 <3 <3

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  36. Dear Jackie: What a lovely painting Barb did for you & Ivor! She is so talented!!
    I will continue to say prayers for you & Siddhartha Henry sends POTP also.
    Love the retro photo...Eric & Flynn were such handsome mancats. I'm sure they are watching over you....
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen & **nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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  37. Smaller is better... Modern medicine is amazing...

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