Sunday, April 21, 2013

Scan update

Wonderful news to share today! I just got the results of my scans and it shows that the cancer is responding to my treatment. No new cancer is detected, and the previous spots are either smaller or are stable.... All wonderful news. I will continue to participate in this study and with this regimen.

Thank you for the prayers and love! They all mean the world and are helping.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013


The last eight weeks went fast. Maybe faster than I prefer. Today is my last chemo dose before scans will determine next steps. If the scans so no progression of disease, then I stick with the chemo protocol for another 8 weeks. If not, then plan b which I believe is on to an oral daily chemo drug. Of course, I know what I am hoping for.

Looking back, I have to admit, I was apprehensive about working full time through chemo, especially with busy season looming large. However, I did it! I impressed myself. It wasn't a perfect 8 weeks but I managed to get through it, and I am proud of that. Goes to show that advanced cancer isn't always as devastating in the near term as I would have thought. Granted, the next few days will tell me if I am getting the disease under control or not. Advanced cancer is always a scary threat, and scans, while they are helpful in the management, are the largest source of anxiety in the world. and I have to admit, it will royally piss me off if I lost my hair for nothing.

But I have done all I can do at this point and what will be will be. I just hope that it's time for a bit of good. We will have to wait and see.