Week 77 – MRI Today!

I’ve lost count of the number of times Brouwer has cycled through the washing machine.

Well, as today he takes another spin, I went back through these posts to remember the milestones:

     9/2/15 (week 1) – Diagnosis

     9/8/15 (week 1) – Debulking surgery > Decrease of 30%

     10/7/15 (week 6) – Start 1st chemotherapy (Carboplatin/Vincristine)

     12/29/15 (week 18)  – MRI > Increase of 20%

     2/5/2016 (week 24) – MRI > Increase of another 40% (includes regrowth of the debulked area)

     3/2/2016 (week 28) – Start 2nd chemotherapy (TPCV)

     5/19/2016 (week 38) – MRI > DECREASE of 16%(!!!!!)

     8/16/16 (week 51) – MRI > DECREASE of another 22%

     11/15/16 (week 64) – MRI > DECREASE of another 9%

Given the record and the absence of any signs to the contrary, we should expect the results of today’s MRI to be good, as defined as stability/a slight decrease in tumor size.

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But

The mind isn’t always so logical.

The familiar crescendo of fear builds . . . but too the volume on the worries of work turns low and priorities crisp.

MRI is at 7:15 this morning.

Results come Tuesday, look for an update in the afternoon.

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  1. Ray and Jolee Zaagman

    February 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Sending prayers from San Jose, California. Brouwer is in the hands of our Almighty God, who loves him with an everlasting love! Psalm 121 shares that God is keeping sweet Brouwer in His care. 6 times the Lord speaks of being our keeper!! There is much comfort in being kept by the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth!! May your whole family draw strength today from this Psalm!! With much love and many prayers.

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  2. Praying!

    “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭46:1-5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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  3. Praying. Love you all!

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  4. Been thinking and praying for you all week.

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  5. Many prayers being offered this morning!

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  6. 11441 W. 170th St.

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  7. We are praying!

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  8. Thinking of you at the beginning of this day…

    “Let me hear in the morning
    of your steadfast love,
    for in you I trust.
    Make me know the way I should go,
    for to you I lift up my soul.”
    ‭‭~~Psalms‬ ‭143:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

    Praying that trusting in Him puts your heart and mind at peace today.
    ❤️

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  9. Brouwer, you, Ginger go with the love and prayers of the saints. Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

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