Some of you will not know me it has been some time since I have posted. I apologize for not keeping up but life has gotten in the way of my computer time (more about that later) back to the good news.
John had his first CT Scan (Chest, Abd. & Pelvis) and all clear NED!
I was waiting to post until we officially spoke with his physician but… we made an appointment and it was rescheduled three times the last time we showed up for appointment and doctor was not there, woops!
Well as some of you know I work in Medical Imaging so I knew the results of the CT exam.
The Radiologist discussed the case with me the same day it was performed.
What a luxury to not have to wait for several days or weeks for results.
John's weight has leveled off at about 152LBS but considering that three weeks post-op his weight was 135LBS.
I think he is doing great and his weight is 4 LBS more than the day he was diagnosed (May 17, 2011).
John still has to watch quantities at one time seems like if he takes one bite too many or eats too fast he gets abdominal pain. He is working out at the gym most everyday and most days’ he feels very good. He still complains of fatigue but that is getting better too.
I do try to read post here but I just have had very little time lately. I have a new position at work (promotion) but a much longer commute.
My Mom fell a while back and after work I go over her house help her get a meal, prepare meals for the next day (breakfast, lunch) do some light housekeeping etc. by the time I get home it is sometimes 8 or 9 PM. Well enough of my whining, I'm not complaining I know how lucky we are that so far so good for John and my Mom!
In September John will have a scope (at the one year surgery mark).
I hope this gives some encouragement to those that are just starting this journey.
I would not have survived this past year without the support of the people on this board.
Love to you all
Erica-Wife of John
Diagnosis-T-3, N-1, M-0 on 5-17-11
Started Chemo with concurrent 28 Radiation treatments on 6-1-11
Chemo= Cisplatin on Day one and Day 16, 5-FU M-F for 5 weeks (via pump worn 24 hrsx5 days)
MIE surgery on 9-9-11 performed by Dr. K. Meredith at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fl.
Tumor and 29 lymph nodes-cancer free
CT Scan –May 2012-NED