Thursday, January 6, 2011

Goodbye Houston! Hello Phoenix, family and friends!

Deborah is heading home today, January 6, 2011. She has been in Houston since December 7th, and has been through what feels like a lifetime of experiences and emotions. Just this week brought a roller coaster of emotions. There was the high of waking up Monday morning feeling strong, and deciding to wear make up for the first time. That high was a bit dashed by a call from Steven Wei saying that the CT scan of the abdomen done last week revealed a small blood clot in her lung. Then came the frustration and fatigue of a 6 hour stint in the ER to get a special lung CT scan. Then the relief of finding out there were no blood clots and no need to receive anticoagulation medication. Then there was anxiety about the final appt with Dr. Vauthey and hoping that he would say she was clear to travel.

The appt with Dr. Vauthey was informative. He talked about the type of cancer Deborah is dealing with and that not much is known about the causes or risk factors for it. He said she would need to come back to Houston every 4 to 5 months for follow up scans. He said she was healing as expected and that the liver was already busy regenerating. He told her she was OK to travel home. So we are set to fly today.  Keep her in your prayers and get set to welcome her home!