Aug 18, 2010 - 6:05 pm
I am typing this while sitting in the infusion chair for my 3rd of 4 carbo/taxol treatments. I got the results of Mondays PET scan today. Apparently the chemo is doing its job as there was not a sign of the pleura thickening on the PET. Got this news from the med/onc. She was delighted. She recommended that I proceed with the next two chemo treatments as we have no way of knowing if the thickening is gone or just too small to be seen on the scan. So here I am. I did take the liberty of going down to radiation oncology and requesting a moment of my rad/oncs time just because I wanted to tell her the good news in person. They accomodated me and paged her. When I told her she insisted that we go into an exam room so that she could pull up the scan and have a look for herself. She was also elated at the very good response the cancer is having to the treatment. She had to take a quick look at the my liver to make sure it is still clean...yep, as a whistle. She is so proud of herself for her excellent stereotactic radiation therapy to that organ!!! As well she should be. She is incredible, I am in awe of her.
So it is chemo today, another treatment in 3 weeks, PET 3 weeks after that and if all looks good, PET at the end of the year. Woohoo. Thank you God. In addition, thank all of you for the powerful prayers and positive thoughts. I hold all of you in very high regard as you know first hand, what a bumpy road this can be.