Where in the World is Hannah Sandiego?

Get it? Like Carmen Sandiego? No? Forget it. I’m not as funny as I think I am.

Since we last spoke, I had another fever and some more chemo. The fever was much the same as last time, but this time it was during Shark Week so I was more entertained. The chemo was also boring. I sleep the whole time, and I never remember any of it. YAWN. You came here for something interesting, and by golly I’m gonna give it to you.

This past Tuesday I had a day full of scans to assess my tumor situation for surgery. If you recall, the areas in question were my back tumor and an uncertain spot on my pelvis. Anyway, I got to the hospital at 8:30 a.m. and got home at 2:15 a.m. I’d like to thank the pumpkin spice latte I had that afternoon for this accomplishment. I had every scan under the sun that day: a bone scan, a PET/CT scan, an MRI. Not to mention a unit of platelets and two units of blood. Many tiny naps were taken.

So what became of all of this flim-flammery, you ask? Good things, friend. The tumor and pelvic mystery responded very well. Though radiation and chemotherapy are still to come, I will NOT have to have surgery to remove the tumor. This is incredible news, and the doctors were shocked at the response. I was not surprised. Prayer works. Let me take a moment to say, however, that I’m not out of the woods yet. I still have 22 weeks of chemo and plenty of radiation. The finish line is not in sight, but I like to think that I’m over the hill.

Take a second to pat yourself on the back, reader. Your prayers, your thoughts, your hope…it’s working. Keep praying, keep thinking, keep hoping.

12 thoughts on “Where in the World is Hannah Sandiego?

  1. Great news! I have been dealing with some things with my Dad lately, so I now know much more about the fun of all of these scans. I am so proud of your positive attitude and so pleased with your good news. Way to go, Hannah!

    • Such great news !!!! Hang in there.Our prayers are never ending.You are such a good writer you ought to write a book !!! The Ostapeck family.

  2. Hang in there, Hannah! Your spirit and all the prayers will carry you through! Great news about no surgery. You will stay in our thoughts and prayers.
    Amy, Chuck, Charlie (MPS ’10) & Emma (MPS ’13) Black

  3. Thanks for the update, Hannah! Stay strong! God is with you always! And, you are blessed with an amazing support group of family and friends!

  4. Praise the Lord! I was so happy to hear this news. And now Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego is stuck in my head, so thank you for that. 🙂

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