Saturday, November 15, 2008

Update on my friend Sandy!

Many of my blog readers have asked how my friend Sandy is doing so I thought an update was in order! If you recall, I blogged about Sandy HERE and HERE about her being diagnosed with liver cancer and her battle to overcome it!


Sandy has has 4 rounds of Chemo and last Friday she had a cat scan on the liver to assess how well her treatments are working. Her results came back and yesterday she and Steve met with her doctor.  I am so pleased to report that the tumors have shrunk considerably! Her liver enzymes were normal, which is an excellent sign! Sandy still needs 2 more chemo treatments than she will have test performed to see if the tumors have dead cells or living cells still in them.  She may always have the tumors but as long as the cells are dead it sounds positive! Thank God for this wonderful news!! She is being referred to a specialist at Ohio State to see what the next part of treatment will be for her.


All along Sandy has put her faith in God and has attended healing masses. She will continue to attend the healing sessions as her whole family has enjoyed them tremendously!


Sandy has always been healthy and ate organic foods but has now made the switch to go as totally organic as possible.  She continues her vitamin and exercise regimen.


Last Friday we went out to Bahama Breezes for dinner with our daughters, Summer and Jamie. It was really nice just the four of us! Here we are:


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Sandy is the pretty lady on the left. Doesn't she look fabulous and healthy? Her daughter, Jamie, Summer's best friend, is in front of her.  I am on the right with Summer.

I want to thank everybody,  from the bottom of my heart,  for all the cards and prayers you have sent to Sandy! She has been so touched that complete strangers have been so kind and generous! Please continue to pray for her as this is not over yet!!

8 comments:

jami {sgtStamper} said...

That is wonderful news - so glad that everything is moving in a positive direction! You all look absolutely beautiful!!!
hugs, Jami

Silke Ledow said...

Kelley - it makes me sooo happy to hear that your friend is doing better!!! Looks like you all had a good time....I miss Bahama Breeze - that's a fun place to get together!!!

Silke Ledow said...

Kelley - it makes me sooo happy to hear that your friend is doing better!!! Looks like you all had a good time....I miss Bahama Breeze - that's a fun place to get together!!!

Mary Dinucci said...

I too have wondered how Sandy was doing. The little scrap of paper where I wrote her name and address is still on my desk as a prayer reminder, and I have thought about sending a 2nd card. Now I know! Thanks so much for the update!

Amy Sheffer said...

Kelley, this is fantastic news about Sandy! Praise God! And oh my goodness, look how beautiful the four of you are!! So glad you got to get out and have such a good time. I will continue to pray for complete healing for Sandy.

Julie Koerber said...

That is fabulous news! Gosh, the camera is a friend to all of you -- lovely ladies sitting at a table making memories! I'll continue to keep Sandy in my prayers!!

Keri Sereika said...

I am so glad to read the good report Kelley!!! I pray Sandie continues to overcome the cancer!
K

Judy Rozema said...

Kelley, this is FANTASTIC news! I am so happy~!
And wow! What a bunch of gorgeous blondes!!!