Friday, June 28, 2013

50%...

is the reduction in the tumor and 2 of the 3 lymph nodes; the 3rd showed no change. The doctor was delighted and said that this is "proof of concept" and said we'll do 6 more rounds of Alimta, then another PET scan to see where things are at. (That scan will show what is still actively cancerous.)

The report also said the fibrosis is unchanged, which doesn't help explain my increased oxygen consumption, but perhaps the cold I've been fighting this week might. Dottie fought it for 3 weeks before it finally got the better of her and she was dizzy when she tried to get up on Monday. I started coughing stuff up that night. We're both on antibiotics and hoping this clears quickly! Pulmonologist appointment on the 10th, so we'll see how she reads that CT, and what the function test she's ordered for that morning shows.

Got a lovely text photo from my son yesterday-seems my grandson hit the cast iron sewer clean out with the lawnmower, and besides possibly totaling the lawn mower, cut the top off the steel cap and knocked half the threading from the pipe as well. I offered up my SawzAll and some blades so he could cut it off, sleeve it and replace it with plastic; sure glad it wasn't mine! (Added one here several years ago and made sure it was flush with the ground as I could see that coming!)

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and that life is kind to each of you!

alan


6 comments:

ryssee said...

Keeping any good karma that I have stored up directed at you.

ryssee said...

Keeping any good karma that I have stored up directed at you

Kranki said...

Wonderful news! Keep in getting better and rocking it!

Anji Knutsen said...

Great news. Keep up the good work!

robin andrea said...

This is really great news! So glad for you.

Tara Crowley said...

Hey mister, I'm hanging with the bums in Grass Valley and they updated me on your status. Good lord, but you've been through it! Sending you all good wishes, and I'll ck back in.

tara

(ps my blog has changed -- http://my86,400sec.blogspot.com)