Scan update-good news

lesvanb Member Posts: 905
Greetings all!

Good news on all fronts.

My husband's sister and niece drove him home from Ft Collins, CO to Wyoming on Wednesday and settled him in nicely with a recliner in front of the fireplace and air mattress on a futon in spare bedroom. He's healing well albeit slowly as the swollen disc (discitis) takes it time. The infection is being well controlled with the IV antibiotics and he will be on that another week or so. Today he trundled off with cowboy hat on, light coat, and cane to the barn to get the battery charger (not heavy) for one of the cars. The border collie was delighted to accompany him.

My Thursday visit to the radiation oncologist went well too. The lung CT scan only shows the remnants of one of the four lung nodules that was zapped by the stereotactic radiation treatment at the end of January. I am officially in remission, or NED (no evidence of disease) * . The asterisk means that the remnant is being watched per protocol.


I will have my check-up with my GI surgeon at the Huntsman in SLC on June 2 as well as another PET/CT. Bloodwork (WBC, RBC) continues to be monitored because I still receive IV high dose Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) infusions twice/week and that does have some effect on the counts. I'm also continuing with IV mistletoe (Iscador) once a week. The tx plan is to keep doing these infusions for a year (several clean scans).

The most enjoyable moment I had with my doc was when he asked me how I was feeling and I told him that my strength coach had declared me 100% a couple of weeks ago; that the radiation tx was just a small blip for me. I said that was a mixed blessing since it meant heavier weights. My doc, who has recently married a strength coach and also has been working out, said, as he knowingly shook his head with a tired look, "Yah, you think you're doing really well.....". He encouraged me to keep lifting.

So how marvelous this spring of 2011 for me right now, and my prayers go out for the people of Japan.

all the best to you all, Leslie

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
~Grandma Moses


  • HollyID
    HollyID Member Posts: 946 Member
    Sweet is right!!
    Good news

    Sweet is right!!

    Good news and Congrats!!

    Love and many hugs,

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Wonderful news!
    So very glad that things are going well on all fronts.

    Keep up the good work, but also take some time to enjoy the Spring time as it arrives.

    Prayers for you and yours and all the folks in Japan.


    Marie who loves kitties
  • Nana2
    Nana2 Member Posts: 255
    So very glad for some good
    So very glad for some good news!
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    What news!

    What fantastic news all around! I am so happy for you!
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625 Member
    Hi Leslie,

    I'm rejoicing with you in your good scan results- yes it is sweet!!

    Hugs to you and enjoy feeling well!!

    Lisa :)
  • Sonia32
    Sonia32 Member Posts: 1,071 Member
    Good News!!
    I'm so happy for you Leslie.

  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
    on the good news Leslie.
  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456 Member
    Awww, that's really

    Awww, that's really wonderful news! I'm so very happy for you. :-) Hugs, Cynthia
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787 Member
    Lori-S said:

    on the good news Leslie.

    YAY LES!!!!!
    Congrats...what great news!!!!! Sweeeeeet! is right!!! You keep on keeping on!!!!! I just love news like encouraging!!!

  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member

    Awww, that's really

    Awww, that's really wonderful news! I'm so very happy for you. :-) Hugs, Cynthia

    This is great Leslie , congratulations!
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117 Member
    pepebcn said:

    This is great Leslie , congratulations!

    i love to hear this news from you.this is just wonderful and i am glad your hubby is home and getting better.have a great spring and enjoy yourself.i will be starting chemo again in a couple of days its going to be another long trip down this cancer road.i guess i will have to cowgirl up again....Godbless...johnnybegood
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Very Nice...
    ....lookin' good in the neighborhood:)

    Ride ON!
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
    So happy for you!!!
    Winter Marie
  • JoyceSteele
    JoyceSteele Member Posts: 145
    sooo happy
    Delighted to read all your good news.. am so very happy for you. Sunny thoughts from Orlando, Joyce
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
    Grandame moses you are true inspiration
    Hi NED,

    Just great news, I know all the stage 4 out their read this know you raised their hopes. Yek you raised my hopes as well.

    Here NED is a common first name , the most famous being NED KELLY he was a bushranger, he had a fiercesome gang. They were terribly successful bush rangers and bandits. So I think we have have them here the "NED gang" they were brave and daring and did what they wanted and snubbed authority when they wanted. they had fun, to much bad fun right up to the end when they were shot. they died fast doing what they wanted and may have ended up downstairs ie hell as thye were a bit nasty. Now that were the similarities end.

    My NED gang that I know here is so brave and great role models for our nervous stage stage 3.

    love to you all,

    ps I am on dex again so don't hold my posts against me.