Hello all y’all! Lots of things have been going on over the past several weeks. Gwen is still traveling to and fro due to her participation in the drug trial in Boston. She gets her scans done here in Raleigh and meets with Dr. G. here, too, but goes to Boston to get her meds and have her blood drawn.
After her latest scans, Dr. G. was so excited she called Gwen at home to talk to her about it!
February 2016 – Gwen’s lung “cloud” first appeared.
May 2017 – Gwen’s lung “cloud” has disappeared!
Additionally, of the more than a dozen brain spots (aka “mets”), only 2 are visible in the scans!
Her latest trip to Boston was made a little extra special when she was met at the airport by 2 of her good college friends, Kristen and Rhonda. Her friends accompanied her to the appointment where they took waiting room selfies, and it sounds like they did a bit of shopping, eating, and enjoyed their time together.
Gwen was given permission to go a whopping 9 weeks in between appointments this summer – quite a change from the usual 3. So, if you are keeping track at home, her next scans will be mid-August.
Today, we were able to celebrate Callie’s birthday with Mom and Dad who came back down from NY, Justin’s parents on their way up to NY, and several family members from VA. (According to Callie, it was the best birthday party ever).
Tonight was the annual NC Lung Cancer Initiative’s survivors event (the past couple of years was a breakfast, this year was an evening affair). Gwen is shown here with other survivors and also placing her handprint on the survivors’ tree.
Thank you all for your continued support, prayers, and well-wishes! They are working! We love you!
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I am THRILLED to read this report. I have been praying daily for healing and will continue to do so.
Gwen is a “rock star” in this battle (all our war) against the many ways Lung Cancer have brought her through each victory! It was so special to celebrate sweet Callie’s birthday together as Gwen wondered a few years ago what her diagnosis would mean in watching Callie grow! God is SO good in knowing just how to use our prayers in this journey and the celebrations with family are SO special for us all. Seeing the pic of the other survivors and the disparity in age…..hits home…..and the pic of her handprint….WOW! I know there are many more victories ahead! Praying!!!
Yahoo! God is good! So happy for all this good news, and so happy Gwen and Justin and Callie can go off and enjoy their summer. Enjoy! Prayers and love follow you wherever you go. ❤️