Monday, June 9, 2008

results from afar

Very quick unimaginative post because I am still again on vacation from fishing to tropical/beach/ocean paradise and currently feel like I am being both pulled out to sea and pushed over by waves. (don't have my sea legs yet).

Brian had his Dr. appt. today. In the able hands of his parents during my absence, he went for the latest MRI results and the next round of chemo providing those results gave evidence to the effectiveness of this chemotherapy treatment.

Results:

Excellent. Showing large amounts of shrinkage of the enhanced area. The doctors are well pleased with the MRI results. MRI results are one thing - but the clinical progression of the patient coupled with those results is what determines overall effectiveness of a treatment. Brian has been feeling GREAT with lots of strength, wit, endurance, and overall neurological improvement/stability. So, the doctors are WELL PLEASED. BUT, Brian is even more well pleased and Brian's family delightfully concurs. I am elated and feel as though I can relax and enjoy the remainder of the time here in Hilton Head until we see Brian again on Friday night.

Recaps of our trips to come. For now, I am still on vacation and do not feel like writing and being creative. Instead, I choose to play with my family and my children, drink more margaritas, run on the beach in the morning, and watch my boys become addicted to play Wii (that my aunt brought along) so they can incessantly beg me for one every day from now until eternity we buy them one.

Thank you for your prayers. Please keep praying fro Brian and our family. Please keep praying for the effectiveness of this treatment path upon which we continue and our overall well-being.

KEEP BELIEVING

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  2. Praise The Lord! We keep believing and praying. What a relieve to be able to read about the exellent result. God Bless.

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  3. Great news!! And enjoy your break.

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  4. Yippeee! I'm happy that it's going so well. Now stop blogging and enjoy your family!

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  5. That is great news! I am very happy to have checked for the results this evening. I hope it is cooler on the beach than inland. It is hotter than Haiti in Charlotte or even up in Baltimore for that matter. It will be a great Father's Day this weekend for you guys. Enjoy the time at the beach and the ritas.

    HUD

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  6. That is AWESOME news about Brian! :)

    ENJOY that vacation!!! :) I just got back from ours. Rest is ALWAYS needed!

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  7. Such great news! So glad to hear!

    Now keep enjoying your time away! Sounds much needed! :)

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  8. Wonderful news! Will keep praying. You keep enjoying your vacation!

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  9. Wonderful. Thanks for posting. You guys were in my thoughts often yesterday but I didnt want to call and pester. Hope phase I of vacation was excellent and phase II will be even better. Brian, enjoy your bachelor time as much as possible.

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  11. That is wonderful news!! Just keep enjoying yourself and doing what you are doing. You will all be in my prayers...

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  12. Fantastic news! I hope you guys are having some fun and relaxation!

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  13. Girardi FamilyJune 10, 2008

    Brian and Angie, We are absolutely thrilled to hear some wonderful news. We will continue to pray for all of you! Enjoy the rest of your vacation until you are back home with "your man" again.

    Love the Girardi Family

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  14. YEAAAAAHHHH! Party on.

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  15. Hooray!!!
    So glad to hear Brian's good news and of your wonderful holiday!
    Blessings, EJT

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  16. awesome!
    prayers and blessings...

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  17. Was thinking of you just now. Stopped cleaning the kitchen and came to your site directly . . . and look what I found! "Results:Excellent."

    YAY!!!

    Keep having a wonderful, super, awesome time! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  18. My heart just skipped a beat when I read 'EXCELLENT'. For real.

    I am so happy for you guys Angie. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.

    Okay, now get back to your ocean front vacation (is it wrong I am jealous of that)? :)

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  19. Angie.. that is incredible news.. I am so happy you shared!! Keep enjoying that vacation of yours you lucky girl!!

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  20. nice blog, just getting caught up. it is great to hear good news. -ben

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  21. Oh yay! Great news!

    Enjoy the remainder of your vacation & have a margarita for me. THEN, when I leave for "vacation" on Friday, and you're returning from yours, I'll have a margarita for you! :0)

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  22. That is the best news!! I am so happy for you guys! Enjoy the rest of your vacation and hurry home, I miss you!!

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  23. Just came over from Juggling Life, and I am thrilled to hear your good news! PTL

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  24. Wonderful news.
    We just had my wifes recent bone marrow results, and for the first time in 4 years she seems to be Leukemia free! The transplant is taking it's toll on her, but we are thrilled.

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  25. this is AWESOME!!!!!!! So happy to hear :-)

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  26. great news, thank you for sharing with us. So happy for you all

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  27. I am on vacation too and not really checking blogs but I had to comment and tell you how FANTASTIC that news is!!! Wooo Hooo!! Yea for answered prayers!

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  28. That is WONDERFUL news! What a gift, especially while you are on vacation. I spent many a year in Hilton Head as a child. My grandparents retired there. Beautiful beaches! Have a drink for me in Harbor Town!

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  29. I've been gone on business but John let me know as soon as he read the blog. That is music to my ears. Thanks for taking the time to post in the middle of your vacation. Hope the rest is safe and relaxing and that you get home to your man soon. Have a great Father's Day weekend.

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  30. Wonderful news!! I'm so glad to hear it. I hope you have enjoyed your vacation. Have a safe trip home. Woohoo!!!

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