Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Prayers Answered

I have been officially accepted into the clinical trial (thank you, Genentech).

I have been randomized into Arm A of the trial, which means I get the very potent and promising trial drug (thank you, prayer warriors).

I have my first treatment on Monday (thank you, God).

I get to keep my hair (I don't really know who to thank for this one but I am certainly grateful).

I received the call from the study nurse letting me know all of this while standing in the toothpaste aisle at Target. When I hung up I couldn't help but cry, as I was so overwhelmed by gratitude. My dear friend Jennifer held me up and wisely reminded me, when I expressed concern about how I was embarassing myself in public, that there really wasn't that much remarkable about a grown woman sobbing into a Listerine display in the Palmdale Target. Point taken.

Yes, it is a good day. I have NO DOUBT that this fantastic news is a direct result of all the prayers being said on my behalf. I am filled with hope and the certainty that God is listening. Thank you so very much.


Denise said...

What wonderful news!!I found your blog through Nicole at As Many As We're Given, when she mentioned your recent diagnosis. I've been praying for you ever since and will continue to do so! I'm a firm believer that all of us Catholic Moms have to stick together through life.....glad to hear you had a friend with you in the Listerine aisle.

nicole said...

Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Suzanne! I was in the Listerine aisle at the Palmdale Target yesterday....sorry I missed you!! Lots of love and prayers to you and your family! Mary Herbert

Annie Bizzi said...

Looks like we ought to get printing on those "Saint Don Alvaro" cards!

Anonymous said...

Thanks be to God!!! -Angela

KatieGirl said...

Suzanne, I am so happy for you! God Bless you! I am grateful for the tears of happiness to add to your listerine tears as I read this this morning. God is Good! I am Praying for you many times a day. Lighting a candle every day for you and yours. Much Love

Tina said...

Suz, Will continue to pray that all we hear is good news. Oh, and don't worry about the tears and being embarrassed. Just chalk it up to your own personal rainstorm that has decided to burst forth from your eyes. It also helps with not retaining water! I should know.

Anonymous said...

Suzanne, totally agree on the power of prayer. This is wonderful news...a gift.
Love, Maura
ps-I posted the comment on your golden ticket post as "M." I forgot you've got a lot of M's in your life!

antonia said...

still praying