We went to the oncology appointment.
Against my will.
I was twitchy all morning... and the waiting room made me want to scream.
But they had Bibles laying around... points were scored for the cancer building.
We were called back alarmingly fast... such a blessing, as I was not able to sit there coming apart at the seems.
The doc was great. Such a neat man. He gave us hope... and we left encouraged.
We are scheduled to see a specialist. She specializes in malignant gliomas. Which Andy has... stage 4.
Standard treatment is radiation and Chemo.
The same chemo the Captain took last time... which I think is good because we know what to expect. There are other therapies and treatments out there, the specialist will be able to tell us what is best and most beneficial for Andy and his tumor. (maybe we should name it if it is going to be such a big part of our lives...)
Statistics show that the use of standard treatment has a success rate of 25%. That is 25% of people with the same kind of glioma as the Captain are in remission or disease free after 2 years.
That leaves 75% that we do not want to think about...
So we won't.
25% is, quite honestly, much better than I was expecting.
We'll take it.
Somebody has to fill up that 25% ... so why not Andy?
This is still the beginning of a very long, most likely, hard road. We still need your prayers. We are still praying for a miracle. I do not care how God chooses to do it.. I am just excited to see it happen.
We know NO MATTER WHAT, God loves us and will be here with us through it all.
Pray for Andy's miracle.
Or... for Jesus to return, which would be SO MUCH better!!!
Lord, come quickly.