Dear Tami - I appreciate your kind words particularly since this week has
been so very difficult for you and your family. It was out of deference
to you, to Gwen and to Marty really that I decided to wait a couple of
days, but a couple of Molers I had shared with privately said what you
did - we all need to hear good news too and share it....and I appreciate
very much your thoughtfulness and expressing joy for me. Thanks.
I have delayed a little in sending out the results from my latest CT
scan because, to be perfectly honest, so many Molers were having
a difficult time that it somehow seemed insensitive for me to be overjoyed.
But the other side of that coin is that we all need encouragement and hope
and enjoy sharing happy news - and mine has exceeded expectations by so
far that my oncologist wants to write a paper on it. In a scant 6
weeks my tumors decreased considerably...we would have been happy had they
just stabilized and stayed unchanged since they were growing at a very
aggressive rate, but instead we were totally thrilled to find they had
actually decreased quite significantly. I am ever so thankful to
God and give Him the credit..but I am also thankful for all these leading
edge immune therapies which are helping me tremendously. It's hard
not to feel guilty when other dear friends are having a difficult time,
but I earnestly trust that my great results bring joy to others who are
discouraged, and spurs them on not ever giving up hope. Much love
and thank you all for all your prayers and positive thoughts. Love.