We had very good news at the doctor this morning.
Today's physical exam suggests that the primary breast tumor is just 30% of the size it was six weeks ago. Further, Dr. Glaspy expressed confidence that we would see similar significant progress in the liver when we get the results of my upcoming scan.
As I have mentioned before, Dr. Glaspy is a straight shooter, not one to give false hope. In the past when I have asked him for statistics and probabilites he has been reluctant to give them, or to even suggest that I am likely to have a happy ending (although he has certainly always allowed for that possibility). Therefore, it is his reaction to my progress that tells me the most about exactly how good this news is. After the appointment, Jay and I agreed that the best way to describe it was "suppressed giddyness". Indeed, he was smiling like the the cat who ate the canary as he anticipated the result of my scan, which literally flooded me with hope.
So far, I am feeling better than usual post-treatment. Maybe my body is adjusting to the medication? Or perhaps, like last time, it will hit me more significantly later in the week. Either way, it is nice to be awake right now to enjoy this good news.
It feels as if we just might be watching our miracle unfolding before us. Please keep those prayers coming, because they sure seem to be working!