Jul 02, 2010 - 5:13 pm
Add another to the "three months out" club.
Got my results today. Started late October 2009 with base of tongue stage IV - two nodes involved, one huge, one slightly enlarged. Did Induction Chemo, then rads with concurrent chemo.
Tongue is clean now (per CT and PET - "no significant activity"). Formerly huge node is a non-issue. the "small" node shows some activity, and is still slightly enlarged, but smaller. SUV was 9 - is now less than 2 (considered in the range of normal). PET shows "no evidence of metastatic disease".
Doc says he'd consider me in remission, but we have to watch the node, and I have to see a doc (rad, onco or ENT) once a month for the first year. Also have to have another PET when insurance co will permit.
So, I'm happy, but still have some concern - same as everyone else, I guess.
On a high note, my GP did blood work yesterday, and I now have normal range readings for my formerly high triglyceride (from 310 to 156) and A1C (was considered diabetic at 7.1, now 6.2)levels. Also, at three and a half months out, I'm just very slightly anemic.
Oh, and I found out that metabolic activity in my brain is "grossly normal" - I'm showing my family that report.