For those of you who have been waiting and praying with us this week as we anticipate the results of the scan, I want to say thank you so much. This has been a very trying week, mentally and emotionally. Although we do not have the comparative results yet, we have received the results from scan done on Monday. Just to clarify, the results we really want will be determined by comparing my scan done following two treatments with the scan on Monday following six treatments.
So, I will give you the very simple version, since that is how I best understand anything in the medical world. The scan of my pelvic and abdominal regions are clear of any tumors. Praise the Lord! We were not anticipating anything to show up here, however there is always the concern in the back of my mind of the lymphoma spreading. So, that is wonderful news. Okay, now as far as the main tumor in my chest cavity, there is a considerable amount of shrinkage. Doug actually called my previous doctor in Ohio, since he knows him personally. He read him the results, and asked him his opinion. At this point, we have to determine if the spots that are still showing up are "active" or not. I am hoping after the radiologist is finished with the comparative study, that we will soon know the next step. Whether it is a PET scan to determine if we are dealing with scar tissue or active tumors (I hope I am stating all of this correctly!), or further chemo just to be sure....I am ready to move forward. I am wishing this wasn't a part of my life, but it is. I want to thank you for making this a part of your life, too.
Your prayers and concern are priceless.