Jul 31, 2012 - 6:11 pm
Today was hubby's first appointment with the ENT since his diagnosis. Now that he has finished treatment for his Stage 3 HPV+ tonsil cancer, the ENT gathered all his treatment reports and tests and brought us in for an appointment today.
We love our no-nonsense ENT. He is the head of the Head and Neck Cancer Department at the university treatment center. As soon as we saw him, he started reciting all the treatments, the problems, the good and the bad from the past two months that he gleaned from the reports and records. Then he felt and looked and looked some more at Hubby's neck and down his throat and said the best thing we have heard in a long time:
"The radiation did what it was supposed to do. I can see no evidence of the tumor or the tonsil and feel confident they are both gone."
It was the best news we could hope for at 10 days post-treatment. We know the one where he says "no evidence of disease" is the Grand Prize but we felt awfully good about the report today. After two months of treatment, we are both tired and probably a little discouraged at the slow healing process. Now I've got this cheesey grin on my face and Hubby is feeling some reward for all he has been through.
Love you guys and couldn't wait to share the news.