Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Half the Story

The scan results have been slow to come in today. Thanks the the holiday and the need for the radiologist to precisely compare this scan to the last one, the news is trickling in instead of coming in one fell swoop.

So far, we have only preliminary results from just one half of the procedure, the PET. However, the news from this is as good as it could possibly be. The PET shows virtually no evidence of active cancer anywhere. The tracer was not picked up intensely in any spot, including the liver.

So, what we know is that the cancer is not growing. It has at very least been stopped in its tracks. Tomorrow when the CT results are laid under the PET we will be able to see the size of the breast and liver tumors and, hopefully, the bone lesions as well. Of course, the hope is that the tumors have shrunk substantially or even disappeared completely. But for tonight, just knowing that the cancer is no longer on the attack is enough for me.

Naturally, I will post more news tomorrow when the doctor calls. In the meantime, my treatment today has left me quite tired, so I think I'll spend the rest of Fat Tuesday sleeping. Party down!


Jason Schalow said...

Thanks be to God (and those really clever doctors he made, too)!

karen said...

Praise God!! We will keep praying!

Anonymous said...

Go, Go, Go Suzanne!!!! YIPPEE!! Big Hugs - Tracey

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you every day Suzanne.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news Suzanne!!

Thank God for His goodness and further proof of the power of prayer!

You're doing awesomely Suzanne!

Annie Bizzi said...

The very best news ever!

nicole said...

Yea for good news!

Sarah said...

Dear Suzanne,
YEAH tears of happiness. Thanks be to God! Miracle in progress!!!!
Love, Sarah McCormick

Anonymous said...

Too choked up to say much. Praise God! Mary Herbert