Nov 06, 2013 - 1:04 am
Unremarkable - What great words to hear when one has cancer. Usually not good words to hear, or read.
My tumors and mets got rated unremarkable! Wooo Hooo Laurie and I rose up and hugged each other while Dr. Lenz was speaking to us. He actually stopped, let us have a moment, and then repeated himself. What a great Doctor! We are so fortunate to have!
So, Dr, Lenz walked in to the room. We told him he looked lke a TV Star. (He is in the various USC Norris Cancer Center TV Commercials and Radio ads.) He laughed and said he needed a second income. He then told us that I was unremarkable. I told him Laurie thought I was pretty special. lol We all laughed and then he told us, that I should have started chemo the week after my surgery. (About now, I would be near the end of the chemo treatment and he would review my progress.) He said, If you were on Chemo, we would call this a win for chemo." Then he told us since you have not been on chemo, and still have great results, I would recommend that you continue your diet and exercise, and keep enjoying life the way it is. Let's follow up in 3 months, and have nice holidays. We jumped up and hugged again in tears we shoook his hand and he left the room. (A lot of presure off of our minds. Did the surgery do well? is our diet helping us? did the move help us? etc....)
I have a couple of tests to do. I have a small growth just past the rectum. It is very small, but why not test to see if it is cancer. A colonoscopy is being scheduled for me when we get home.
I feel good! We are seeing a lot of freinds. I am walking and enjoying life with a lot of friends. Laurie is working for B of A. lol (She is an Analyst and we are in Cali for her to help roll out new software for B of A.) The trip was a littlle rough on the dogs. They love the beach and we are walking a lot.
Sorry to all about not being on. I do read a lot of posts. I needed to clear my head for a while, and did not know how much I could add. I will be more active. Thanks Again to all for so much help, prayers, and mentoring. I have grown as a person here.
Best Always, mike