Mudcat Café message #3437315 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3437315
Posted By: Nigel Paterson
16-Nov-12 - 05:09 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Healing thoughts & prayers please (Nigel Paterson)
Jane's PET scan results have turned out to be something of a mixed bag. The increase in 'activity' in her hip bones is confirmed, but the Doctors profess to be "Not overly concerned". Her current medication has been stopped & a new drug instigated immediately. The Oncologist is exploring the possibility of a 'rogue gene' being the initial cause of the cancer. If this turns out to be true, then Jane becomes an ideal patient for the new medication by virtue of her age, overall level of fitness & the fact that she has never smoked. The Doctors report an encouraging level of success with the new drug given the criteria I've just outlined. Jane remains very positive about her situation. She is determined that the cancer will not rule her life...she is living with it, not dying from it.
      We live in the hope that a 'rogue gene' will indeed be found. The results of that investigation won't be available just yet.
      There is a certain sense of optimism & hope within our Family that feels different from simply 'clutching at straws'.
       Holding all of You in our thoughts as You hold us,
       With Love,
                      Nigel & Ann.