Double delight

Yesterday marked two years since I’d been declared NED (no evidence of disease) and tomorrow marks three and a half years since diagnosis. I thank God for the days he has given me and the opportunity to enjoy life and serve him in new ways.

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 9.21.08 pmYesterday also marked the announcement by the government that Crizotinib was going to be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 July 2015. This is very exciting, especially for those who have been paying for this targeted lung cancer treatment treatment. The price drops from $80,000 a year to $456 a year. I have not commenced this treatment as yet, but it means it will be affordable if and when I need it. For now, I continue on chemo. Why—because it’s working, and if it aint broke then I shouldn’t change it, apparently!

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6 thoughts on “Double delight”

  1. Such excellent news about the Crizotinib but far more wonderful the milestones of NED and so far past diagnosis. It is wonderful how God is using this really difficult time in your life to bless so many – me included. Thanks Dave and God Bless you and your family.

  2. That is great to hear Dave about your health and Crizotinib. Just prayed for you and ‘the fam’.

    Cheers Elizabeth Summers PS I noticed that Canberra was -1 this morning whilst we were a balmy 1 degrees!

    Sent from Middle Earth


  3. our daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour in November and we were told 2 years, but we only got 5 months. Thank God for the hope of Heaven… helps keep us sane.

    1. Oh Kathie, what a sad loss for you and your family. Praise God for the hope of Heaven. I think the loss of a child must be such a very hard loss. I pray that you sense the Lords closeness and comfort.

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