This is a special weekend for our family – for a couple different reasons…and we just want to share.
As we have explained in our previous posts about Brita’s mom, Beth, it has been a rough road for her as she battles cancer and heart issues. The last year and a half haven’t been easy for her. This last summer she had to switch to a different chemo treatment because the one she had been on for 3 ½ years had stopped working and the cancer was starting to spread again.
So, at the time of this writing, she has been on the new chemo treatment for about 5 months. What a brutal rollercoaster ride it has been for her to adjust to the new treatment! She has been in the hospital a couple times, has needed more blood transfusions, hasn’t been able to always get her treatment because blood work revealed that certain levels were too low, and then there is the just-plain-feeling-sick days. It has been tough, but her fighting spirit has paid off.
We got the news this last week that her new treatment is working…tests have revealed that her tumor markers have dropped by over half! And, that, is awesome news and we are definitely celebrating!
This weekend, too, we are celebrating Beth’s birthday. Given all that has occurred and the fact that she is still with us, this is indeed a special weekend! One for which we are very thankful!
As Beth would say, “Family is Forever!” – and her love for her family is uppermost in her heart - today and always, for both near and far.Thank you for the many thoughts and prayers that have gone out for her. We just wanted to share the good news with you!
Take care and Keep on Paddling!
Randy and Brita Isselin