The following is from my husband, Karsten:
Thank you for all your prayers! So, the PET scan results are a mixed bagged. (That often seems to be the case, doesn’t it?)
Good news is the large tumor in Sandi’s neck/back has not grown and seems to be inactive. Doctor says it resembles something like scar tissue. We were hoping that the radiation would give us a head start on killing the cancer. And now, Lord willing, the B-17 and other supplements can take it from there.
There are a few, very small new spots: one in the lung and one in the lymph node in the right armpit. But, the doctor is not sure what they are. But, it is something to keep an eye on. The tumor has broken part of Sandi’s C-7 vertebrae (it is the vertebrae that sticks out the most, just below the base of your neck). This is probably causing Sandi more pain in her back and arm, because the bone is no longer there to keep the tumor from pressing on the nerves. So, Sandi is going to see the spine specialists, to see if they need to do anything.
Doctor said that none of the treatments they have to offer will get rid of the cancer completely. He said that 5-year life expectancy on the treatment is about 50%. Sandi has said that she doesn’t want to do anymore chemo, so the doctor is going to have the palliative care team reach out to discuss their options. And, the doctor is going to have more tests done on the previous biopsy to see if the cells are mutating at all. That might indicate a different chemo.
But, we are taking this as giving us a head start on killing the cancer and with the Lord’s blessing we will continue with His supplements (B17, blushwood berries, MMS, and Paw Paw). And, for now, the palliative care team would continue to monitor Sandi. And, Lord willing, the next scan will show the same amazing results that we’ve seen before.
Also, Sandi is going through the Chris-Beat-Cancer program, as a guide to what he suggests.
In all this, we continue to ask the Lord for His guidance, grace, and compassion to heal Sandi.
The following is from Me:
I personally think that “scar tissue” is the cancer dying. If it was alive it would’ve lit up. But it’s not lighting up so I think it’s dying. When cancer dies it swells up and then shrinks back down and is gone. PRAY this is the case. It will also make it easier for the spine specialist to be able to go in and get done whatever needs to be done. I feel hopeful and that I have a chance to live a lot longer than the doctor expects.
On November 1, 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage Four Non-Hodgkins T-cell Lymphoma when my oncologist found a tumor in my head. He gave me radiation for this tumor, which continued to light up on all the PET scans for the rest of my treatments, but the growth had stopped. Within a year-and-a-half I was given eight rounds of chemo (including 22-hour bags and other numerous amounts of smaller injections of chemo that are innumerable—nearly bleeding to death twice), 35 treatments of radiation, a stem-cell transplant (which included "enough chemo to kill a healthy person"—my oncologist liked to say—along with full-body radiation), and numerous amounts of drugs and one magnesium vitamin.