Sunday, April 22, 2012

Two years and counting

Today makes two years that I have been off of chemotherapy. I was hoping for a break of at least 6 months, and am very glad it has lasted, and is lasting, this long.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Two Items of Good News

I got a couple of pieces of good news within the past week. Today, I went to see the cancer doc. Results from the blood sample taken last week showed a decrease in the amount of cancer - a slight decrease, but a decrease nonetheless. It is the first decrease since discontinuing chemotherapy almost two years ago, after a lot of slight increases or no increases. For now, we stay the course at just monitoring. I will get my blood sampled again in two months, but won't go back to see the cancer doc until 4 months from now.

The other piece of good news is that I had that horribly unmentionable and wonderfully life-saving procedure called a colonoscopy done last week. Several years ago, we stayed less than a half-step ahead of cancer on a big ugly tumor found on one of these routine procedures. Get it done if your doc says it's time. It could literally save your life, it did mine. Anyway, these results came back clear, and I was very glad. I did not want to have to fight cancer on two fronts (or would that be one front and one rear?) simultaneously.

Thanks for the friendship, love, prayers and concern.