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Mimi’s Health Update, Behind the Scenes Coming Soon

Mimi’s Health Update

Round 5 (3/15/16)

We just got the results back from the latest PET scan. The tumor seems to be dying from the inside out. While the overall size hasn’t decreased, the interior of the tumor shows significantly less activity. Apparently, the outside of the tumor will collapse eventually as the interior is cleaned away. This appears to be the result of the Avastin preventing new blood vessel growth. There are no signs of cancer anywhere else.

The doctors are reevaluating, and we may do a new contrast CT to determine if it is feasible to try the radioactive beads to kill the rest of the tumor and then surgically remove the remains.

Over the last few weeks, Mimi has been feeling better, but she has been having a down week this week with both nausea and pain. It looks like it will be a little bit better going into next week.


Behind the Scenes at Mimidolls

Mimi & I are working on a new e-book that will take you behind the scenes at Mimidolls. It will tell you a lot about Mimi and me, and show you how we create a new workshop including why we do it the way we do and which tools we use to get it put together. It should be available here in a few days.


Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Posted by | Behind the Scenes, Cancer | ,


  1. Sending many prayers your way!

    Comment by Diane Dellicker | Saturday, March 19, 2016 | Reply

  2. I am so pleased to hear your good news may God bless the both of you and may your recovery be swift. I have been following MIMI or over 50 years. It is so nice to know the person behind the dolls. Loving then all!
    Your friend Connie,

    Comment by Connie Rados | Saturday, March 19, 2016 | Reply

  3. Very pleased to hear this news. My thoughts are with you both. Bronwyn x

    Comment by Bronwyn McDougall | Saturday, March 19, 2016 | Reply

  4. God bless you both on what I know has been a horrendous journey.

    Comment by Carolyn Tooley | Sunday, March 20, 2016 | Reply

  5. May she continue to improve Our best wishes to you both Syl

    Sent from my iPad


    Comment by Sylvia | Sunday, March 20, 2016 | Reply

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