Mixed results but OK

Donna Faye
Donna Faye Member Posts: 427

Doc called at 8 a.m. to report on Friday's CT scan. Good news and maybe some not so good. It appears that the surgery in October killed the beast on the vaginal cuff! I think she was shocked! But, I do have 3 lymph nodes in the pelvic area that have grown slightly larger. One is tiny, 2 are a little over 1.3 cm. I will meet with her on June 23 for an office visit to get more detail. But for now, she wants me to stay on the Megace/tamoxifen and we'll scan again in 3 months unless I have symptoms that show up. So, I continue to feel good, no side effects and life at my son's has proven just what I needed. Company during this isolation, good food and lots of love and attention. I know how lucky I am.   

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  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,811 Member
    edited June 2020 #2
    Donna Faye, this sounds

    Donna Faye, this sounds really good to me! Not so long ago you were trying to determine what to do with the vaginal cuff problem. Having that be all clear is wonderful news! 

    Hopefully the Magace/Tamoxifen will hold back those other 3 little monsters. 

    So glad your move has worked out well for you. Being happy in your home is priceless. I love this picture of you and your son. The joy pops out to all of us.

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 2,999 Member
    Ah, Donna Faye, we appreciate

    Ah, Donna Faye, we appreciate the update, and when you talk about time with your son? Well that just made me smile.  

  • MAbound
    MAbound Member Posts: 1,164 Member
    edited June 2020 #4
    Encouraging!

    It confirms that your treatment approach has been a good one for you and it's the icing on the cake for you to be with family to feel good about how things are now in this moment. I think teaching us to live "in-the-moment" is one of cancers blessings. I wonder about how much I didn't appreciate in the past because I wasn't living that way, but I'm hopefully making up for it now! 

  • Fridays Child
    Fridays Child Member Posts: 249 Member
    Always good to hear good news!

    So glad the surgery worked, and I hope the other medications will keep the nodules under control.  Hope you and your family are all safe and well otherwise.

     

  • jan9wils
    jan9wils Member Posts: 179 Member
    edited June 2020 #6
    Glad to hear the good news!

    Glad to hear the good news!

  • MoeKay
    MoeKay Member Posts: 396 Member
    Happy to hear your very good news

    Hi Donna Faye,

    Congratulations on your very good news.  On your lymph nodes, I don't know what their dimensions were last time, but even the two nodes that are approximately 1.3 cm, are not very enlarged.  Just for sake of comparison, I dug out my pathology report from surgery and see that the pathologist reported that my right pelvic nodes ranged in size from 0.6 cm to 1.6 cm.  Many other nodes were above 1.3 cm. and all 30 nodes were negative for cancer.  Also, over the years I've learned that there can be inter-observer variability in measurements, so that two different radiologists could measure the same node and get slightly different measurements.

    Sounds to me like you have a cause for celebration!  Enjoy your good health and good report!!

     

  • Donna Faye
    Donna Faye Member Posts: 427
    Thanks for you encouraging words

    I really depend on all of you for decision making. Back in 2016, I was not sure I would have treatment as was a stage 1, but you wise ones knew how sneaky UPSC is and encouraged me to do the chemo and radiation. I wonder if I would be here today if I had skipped treatment. So, your words always ring true because we all walk the walk and know the truth. 

    So, thanks again for taking the time to comment and give advice! We are mighty as a group! xoxo df

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,604 Member
    edited June 2020 #9

    Thanks for you encouraging words

    I really depend on all of you for decision making. Back in 2016, I was not sure I would have treatment as was a stage 1, but you wise ones knew how sneaky UPSC is and encouraged me to do the chemo and radiation. I wonder if I would be here today if I had skipped treatment. So, your words always ring true because we all walk the walk and know the truth. 

    So, thanks again for taking the time to comment and give advice! We are mighty as a group! xoxo df

    I’m glad

    You chose treatment because I love having you around. You make a difference!

  • oldbeauty
    oldbeauty Member Posts: 319 Member
    edited June 2020 #10
    Good news, indeed!

    Donna Faye, I'm so happy for you.  Let's keep an eye on those nodes for sure, but go ahead and revel in the beautiful summer months until the next scan.  Best wishes, Oldbeauty

  • dgrdalton
    dgrdalton Member Posts: 161
    edited June 2020 #11
    Good to hear!

    Thankful for good news for you and that you are enjoying living with family. Cancer seems to give us a much different perspective of what is really important in our lives. I also am grateful for ladies in this group that encouraged me to get a second opinion that led to frontline treatment. Hugs and prayers! Donna D

  • Tamlen
    Tamlen Member Posts: 341 Member
    Your resilience and attitude are such an inspiration

    You are such an inspiration, Donna Faye. I am glad the news is good and that the new treatment is manageable. I so appreciate you here on this forum and am grateful for you sharing this newest part of the journey with us.

    Tamlen