Jun 30, 2010 - 11:57 pm
I toyed around with toying around with anyone who is interested in this news but decided that I am too grateful for all the amazing people in my life who have gone out of their way to tell and show me they care to mess around like that.
Dr "Hee Hee" Lee, Doc Nuke 'Em, the radiation oncologist called and said of Monday's PET/CT scan "everything looks fine, there's no abnormal uptake anywhere, see you on your next scheduled visit". In other words there is no evidence of disease. It looks like they got it all.
Dr G, the amazing surgeon I have written about here sent an email: "Everything looks great on your PET scan! That's great news. I recommend follow up every 2 months for the first year. Let me know if you want to come back here to be seen rather than San Rafael."
I just got off the phone with #1 son and he said "That makes it official, right? You're a cancer survivor!" I guess so.
I am overwhelmed. I don't really know how to feel. It seems like I've been without good news for such a long time that I can hardly believe it.
Now it will be a series of PET/CT scans as part of follow up for a few years until the 5-year mark when they claim you are a "long term survivor" which doesn't say much about statistics. But, this is definitely good news and I am very happy to be able to share it with whoever wants to know.