A Sunny Day in Baltimore

 

Last time I met with this oncologist she explained that my cancerous nodules, or tumors, could possibly be like snowflakes in a blizzard and that we wouldn’t know if I had a cancer blizzard going on inside me until my two-month scan.  That scan was today.

The hardest part of a scan is lying in bed the night before with racing thoughts about the next day.  All week I was feeling positive about the scan but last night I began having thoughts like…is my life going to be turned upside down again…is the chemo working.  All of those thoughts were questioning things outside of my control.  That is the most frustrating thing about all of this…I have no control.  What I can control are my thoughts, behaviors/actions, and feelings…and right now I’m feeling pretty good.

I learned the tumors are shrinking.  The three in my right lung have shrunk by roughly 25% and the one in my left lung was not detectable by the CT scan.  This is excellent news, but I’m far from being out of the woods.  I still don’t know if I’m able to have surgery to remove the nodules in my lungs because they are spread throughout and not clustered together.  And even though the nodule in my left lung was not detected, the area where it originally was would still need to be surgically removed.  So it comes down to the question of how much…how much of my lungs could be removed and still be able to function.  If I can’t have surgery on my lungs then I will be on chemo for the rest of my life.  But today is a good day.

My family and I are so grateful to all of you for your constant prayers and positive thoughts.  They make each day easier.

my doctor and I after the good news

my doctor and I after the good news

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53 Responses to A Sunny Day in Baltimore

  1. Ben says:

    Awesome news!!!

  2. John and Lori Cox says:

    awesome news! praise God! you have been and will constantly be in my prayers! xxxxxx

  3. abbe says:

    thank you for the update! excited to be able to pray more specifically for you guys 🙂

  4. Maridy says:

    Hooray for the good news, Kevin! We will continue to send our prayers and good thoughts to you and your family.

  5. Laurie Wilbricht says:

    Such great news Kevin! You’re amazing and loved by so many. We’re all smiling with you today.

  6. Greg Ebare says:

    Awesome news man. Glad to see your at Johns Hopkins. They took great care of me and it helps to know you are in some of the most capable hands in the world.

    • weinkp1 says:

      Thanks Ebare. I’d like to catch up about what treatment you had at Hopkins

      • greg ebare says:

        I was there in 2002-2003. I did 12 doses of a chemo called abvd. no radiation. been in remission ten + years. How are you doing with your treatments?

  7. Maridy says:

    Great news, Kevin! We’re all cheering for you!

  8. Jen Alvarez says:

    Fantastic news Kevin! Thank you for letting us share our support through yor blog. We are all praying for you and your family!

  9. Meghan Garland says:

    That’s awesome Wein!

    • weinkp1 says:

      Hi Meghan, I’ve been meaning to get in touch with you to thank you. Your future in philanthropy is promising, and you have given us such a gift. I thank God everyday for my guardian angles and you. I know it was a gift from many but you took action to make it happen. Thank you. Love, Janie

  10. Stacy says:

    Awesome!!

  11. Laura says:

    Amazing news, so happy to hear!! Hugs, smiles and high fives – you guys are in my thoughts constantly! 💙

  12. Leslie says:

    Awesome news, Wein! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Josh Kepler says:

    Very nice K Dub! Thanks for the update.

  14. Inwha says:

    Yay for a great day indeed. Keeping you in my thoughts!

  15. Alli says:

    Great news Kevin! Take some time to celebrate:)

  16. Susan says:

    Praise, God! Truly, praise God, this is such amazingly great news! I’m as excited as if I were a young child again and someone just gave me a puppy to love for the rest of my life! Power in prayer, belief in God, work together like a fine oiled machine. Heard on a tv show yesterday that we are “naturals’, God is “Super” so when you have God in your life, you are, well,,,,,,”SUPERNATURAL” and Kevin, that’s exactly what it is, you and God together! What a grand team you make, too!

  17. God bless you and your family Kevin. My prayers and many, many more are with you this difficult time.

  18. Lisa Childress says:

    After reading your blog I was overwhelmed with thoughts and had no idea what to write. Here goes: May you be at peace. May your heart remain open. May you awaken to the light of your true nature. May you be healed and be a source of healing for others. May you be one with the breath of the divine. This is a prayer I have been sending your way. Remember that you are a survivor. And by the way, Fuck cancer! Sending love, peace, and prayers,
    Lil Gig.

  19. Marlo says:

    Awesome news, Kevin! All smiles and positive thoughts being sent every day! Thank you for sharing…

  20. Adam Cooke says:

    Great news! Keep doing what you’re doing. More positive news is coming……JUICE MORE !

  21. Megan (Marshall) Pender says:

    Wonderful to hear, Kevin!!! Praise the Lord!!!

  22. Matt Wilbricht says:

    Wein-o, AWESOME! Kevin, you have always been an amazing friend to those around you and now all of that positive energy will be reflected onto you. You and your family have the support of so many, and each day is a step forward. Look forward to catching up the next time you are at the Beach.

    • weinkp1 says:

      Thanks for the message Hoss. I’m looking forward to hanging out. It will be like old times, but with kids, gray hair, and being out of shape.

  23. Betsy Koepke says:

    Hi Kevin and Janie- You have been in my thoughts every day since Tyler told me the news of Kevin’s diagnosis. I’ve always thought that both of you are so full of life and light and I will continue to send those thoughts your way. I can only imagine how much fun you are with your girls. Kevin you are such a beautiful writer! Janie, I wish you such strength as a mother and a wife right now. Lots of New Dominion style love!

  24. Ronna says:

    So glad to hear the good news!! You all are continually in our thoughts & prayers.

  25. Great news~continued prayers and positivity from our house to yours.

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