First of all, I want to say THANK YOU!!!!!
You guys are the greatest support group any girl could ask for.
Second of all, we got some semi good news today.
The MRI showed that the lesion in my sister's brain is only in the dural
region (the lining of the brain). It has not yet made it into the actual brain tissue.
The Doctor feels that we have a 3 out of 4 chance to get it into remission with 13 treatments of radiation. She also has a tumor at the base of her skull that is pressing on some nerves. He says that is what is causing all of her facial pain. He believes that the radiation therapy will help alleviate this as well. I am going to approach this with cautioned hope, but I know my sister will approach it with an, "yeah, I've beat it this long, so I know I'll beat it again" attitude. I swear her grace and determination is astronomical. If any of you were to meet her you would be blown away. She truly is a phenomenal person. She is quite a talker. I believe if she saw the Grim Reaper she would walk up to him and ask him how his day was going, strike up a friendship with him in an instant, and get a reprieve on death. Who knows, maybe she already has. All I can say is that when they informed me of this news, I was elated. I just wanted to share the updated news with all of you. Thank you, each and every one for your thoughts, prayers, concern, and most of all your friendship. I must go tidy the house and start supper. I am having a dear friend over for dinner tonight, and I am very much looking forward to it.
Love to all,