I am so excited that I just had to share what happened yesterday. I went to the oncologist yesterday to have my blood work done and to meet with the oncologist (usually this would be done on the day I have chemo but my doctor will be on vacation next week). He asked how I was feeling and how these last two weeks went. Then he examined my tumor. Now I don’t know about you but when you have an abnormality (zit, chipped tooth, or odd bump) you feel it constantly to see if it is still there or if it has changed at all. That is what I do on a hourly basis. On some days I think my tumor is getting smaller on other days I think it is getting bigger and other days I think it is still the same. Now when we first went to the oncologist he “memorized” my tumors so if they started to shrink he would be able to tell. I actually have two tumors in my breast. One is only .9 cm and I can barley feel it. The other tumor is 5 cm and feels like a hard square piece of toast. I also have one large lymph node in my underarm that you could feel. Yesterday the oncologist couldn’t even find the lymph node!! When he felt the large tumor he was surprised by how much it had shrunk. He compared it to a piece of ice and it has “melted” enough so that he can feel bumps and ridges. Praise the Lord!! It is shrinking and the chemo and my diet is working!! God is healing me. I was so excited!! As we were walking to the car I wanted to yell that my tumor is shrinking!! Then I thought better of that idea because people would think I was crazy. (I almost didn’t care) The other good news is that my white blood cell count is in the normal range. My iron and platelets are just a little bit low but that is due to the chemo. (I would love some ideas about how to boost my iron) I don’t think I stopped smiling all day! When I was constantly feeling my tumor I didn’t want to think it had shrunk only to be disappointed. I also told my husband it is like your child. You see them everyday and while you know they are getting bigger it isn’t until a relative, who hasn’t seen them in a while, tells you how much they have grown that you actually believe it. I am really on cloud 9 and this just makes me ready to fight harder.