Monday, January 13, 2014

Good News, Bad News

First the bad news...

I heard from my Medical Oncologist this morning.  He said, "You make me sick."

Actually, his office called and said the Dr. had the stomach flu and they had to reschedule our appointment for today to sometime next week.

I told them, "I'm trying to get the surgery done this coming Friday.  I had a PET scan last Friday."

They said he would call me today with the results, but I should still come in and meet with the Radiation Oncologist as scheduled today.

We went in, had some blood drawn as scheduled and met with the Radiation Oncologist this AM.

My doctor said, "You make me sick."

Actually we found out he was discontinuing practice at the end of the month for medical reasons.

I have this effect on people.

We really felt sorry for the Doctor.  He is a good guy and helped me out quite a bit.

Now the good news...

My Radiation Oncologist was able to pull up the results of the PET scan and said it showed "significant response to the treatment and NO spreading."

YES!!!!  Our hearts were dancing.  I assume our faces revealed the jig.

At this point, we still do not know when the surgery will be.  We are scheduled to meet with the surgeon on Wednesday, and I pray he doesn't say what the last 2 guys did.

Hopefully, the surgeon will get the PET scan results, confer with the Oncologists, and we will be good to go on Friday or very soon thereafter.  I'll try to post again on Wednesday night.

This week's song:  Moonage Daydream.  Heard it today right after we left the hospital.  "Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe.  Put your ray gun to my head (or chest)."  Love the song.  It has a Radiation reference (stretch).  Bowie turned 67 last Wednesday.  I remember back in the 70's great friends of mine were in a band and covered it.  Thanks guys!

This weeks pics

We took Lucy to The Butterfly House a few days ago.

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