Thursday, August 30, 2012

Amazing News!!!

For the FIRST TIME since Tanya's original Acromegaly diagnosis, her IGF-1 levels are NORMAL!!! Tanya's Mom (Karen Strutynski) has spearheaded some experimental doses in Tanya's Growth Hormone regulating injections. It appears that this new dosing is working!

Tanya had an MRI just yesterday and preliminary results are in, showing ZERO tumor growth! So IF the secondary blood test confirms the 283 (or so) IGF-1 level from her prior blood work, we can plan for a debulking surgery...YAY!

New Report from Las Vegas KTNV News13:

10 comments:

Parabolic Muse said...

This is really great news. I am wishing the very best for Tanya. And thank you Tina, for maintaining this blog.

TDVMAAT said...

Why, thank you very kindly!
Tina (for Tanya)

Crystal Cattabriga said...

So happy for you Tanya!! May God bless you always!!

Crystal Cattabriga said...

Wonderful news!!
May God bless you Tanya, always!!

Lorne Kirstein said...

Wow I just stumbled on to this site and withina minute I went to the blog and decided to read the last one first.I really hope that this is the dose that will keep Tanya regulated
Lorne Kirstein

Anonymous said...

Such good news! Tanya and Tina, my brother was diagnosed with acromegaly when he was 19 in 1966. He was a popular, outgoing friend to many people before the diagnosis. We all loved him dearly. He was treated with multiple laser events until he stopped growing. Unfortunately, he had an enlarged heart and doctors performed surgery anyway. They operated to remove peices of his enlarged jaw and set back his overbite to a more normal setting. He died from a heart attack within hours of recovery from surgery. So, please be careful and research all the possible consequences of surgical restorative treatments. I deeply hope that you can recover greater levels of comfort in your body in the months and years to come.

Lorne Kirstein said...

Wow I just stumbled on to this site and withina minute I went to the blog and decided to read the last one first.I really hope that this is the dose that will keep Tanya regulated
Lorne Kirstein

Lorne Kirstein said...

Wow I just stumbled on to this site and withina minute I went to the blog and decided to read the last one first.I really hope that this is the dose that will keep Tanya regulated
Lorne Kirstein

Patti Hall said...

Tina, I have seen at least thirty versions of this story. Give our love to Tanya. Patti (Aaron's Mom)

Anonymous said...

Tanya,I've read your story and think you are an amazing woman. Stay strong and know that readers out here are thinking about you. I'm praying for the tumor to shrink and for you to have relief from pain.
Blessings,
JS