Wednesday, August 1, 2007
My Doctor Said....
"You should be very happy. I (meaning him) am ecstatic." His version of ecstatic is very calm in my opinion, but everyone is different! YEP - I GOT GOOD NEWS! So, here is where we are at.....the dots on my lung are now so small that they are not measurable. There are still three measurable masses on my lung, BUT they are considerably smaller. The tissue and lymph node by my rectum (remember the tumor went through the rectal wall) are considerably better, and the tumor in my butt is less than a 1/4 of a inch. It was about an inch when we started. Again, my oncologist is ECSTATIC - that is a VERY good thing. Now, here is the plan....we continue with chemo for two more rounds (4 treatments - eight weeks) and then do another scan. No radiation or surgery at this point. As my oncologist says, "It is working. Let's exhaust this first." As for me, I am so happy it is like a ton of brick is off of my shoulders. It is working. It is the first good news I gotten since May 23rd. I am going to celebrate with a luke warm Mike's. I can only handle one these days if that! Then, on Monday, I am back at chemo and LOVIN' IT!. BRING ON THE NAUSEA!!!!!! Thank you again for all of your prayers, thoughts, notes, cards, emails, and voicemails - they are making a difference and it shows. Now, I am off to the fruit stand with my son, Mason, to watch the bark loaders - he needs some attention! All my love, Ang
Posted by Angela Clarno at 3:49 PM