Oct 24, 2012 - 12:42 pm
Had my first PET-CT scan on Saturday and ran home to look at the cd. Everything looked good to me --> NED Do it Yourself. I was not as brave as Skiffin to announce it to the public, though. Just came back from the doctor office who confirmed my self-diagnosis --> Officially NED.
For the newbies: I was diagnosed in February 2012 with SCC of the tongue, stage I with perineural invasion. Had surgery, IMRT and brachytherapy. Ended treatment in June 2012. Doing really well right now, only a bit of Lhermitte's sign, a very slightly dry mouth and can't quite roll my R's. Can't complain, really. My treatment was pretty aggressive and I'm happy I didn't play too conservatively.
The weeks prior to getting scanned have been pretty humbling. A coin toss is a coin toss. Anyways, my good luck won't go to waste, I'm ready to give back to the world.
Much love to all of you, fellow fighters and caregivers.