Thursday, August 20, 2009

Best News In Two Years

I went to JHH yesterday for another talk with the onc(ologist) and to have an MRI of my brain.

The news I got from the onc is this: as it turns out, when she told me that the CT last week showed that the cancer had grown again, she was giving me the only information she had, which was simply some preliminary numbers. Yesterday she had the full, final report. The report said that the cancer is "stable to minimal growth," which, due to the limitations of the technology, means that the cancer is stable. Yes, indeed, it looks like Xeloda (5FU) works against my cancer! There was no growth in the current lesions (2 in the lower portion of my right lung and one in the upper portion), and no new lesions. The MRI did not show any cancer either.

This is the best and most hopeful news I've had since being diagnosed.

I am going to start 4 rounds of Xeloda on Monday, but I have high hopes for a much easier than normal experience, especially because the onc has come up with some new ideas to help with nausea as well. This fall might not be so bad!

In light of all the above, we've decided to put our house on the market. :)

10 comments:

Holly said...

Wow, this is amazing news. I'm so very happy for you!

mamefati said...

YEAH!!!!!
So happy to hear good news!

Jessica said...

I can't tell you how happy I am for you and the Captains! I've been following your blog for some time, and I know that last round of chemo was really hard on you. I wish you peace and strength in the coming round, and prayers that it works even 10 times better the second time!

dubstep etc said...

*does a little victory dance around the table while cheering manically* :)

ewp11100 said...

Cool Beans! Hugs:) Ms. Resourceful

JRam said...

Hey!! Great news. Would love to see you in Tennessee!!

OhMama said...

From across the pond we cheer and send strength! Huzzah, huzzah!

Diana said...

WOO HOO! Knew you could do it! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

I'm so very happy for you!

You better not move too far away, though, or I'll come find you!

Love, Ms. Breadwinner.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!