It was a good day
Today was a good day.
After two ambien, I got a solid 7 hours of sleep and I am so grateful for that!
I had a covid test scheduled for 3:45 this afternoon in Houston along with some labs. By 10, I still had not received a phone call that MDA had everything they needed, so Nick and I got ready to get on the road.
We made it to Houston where I got my tests. As I was waiting for Nick to pick me up, my phone rang. It was my oncologist.
I was informed that I have the EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) mutation. This is HUGE. This means I’ll be given some of the latest and greatest targeted therapies which typically have much better effectiveness that chemo and radiation.
The drug I’ll mostly likely be taking is called Osimertinib. This targeted therapy is given via pill, from the comfort of my own home.
I am also a good candidate for two separate clinical trials. There are advantages and disadvantages to both and we are currently weighing the pros and the cons of each.
To say we are praising Jesus would be an understatement. We are so incredibly grateful for this answered prayer.
There is a lot more to come in the days ahead.
Bright and early tomorrow morning I have new labs, an EKG, and then a meeting (via FaceTime for Nick) with our doctor.
There may be more after that, who knows. But we are so grateful to have some answers and this is honestly best case scenario.
Thank you for the continued thoughts and prayers. God hears them all and so do we. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Those words just don’t seem like enough. But we are so grateful for each and every prayer lifted up.