Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Scanxiety Alleviated

Just got the results of my latest PET/CT and bone scans...everything is stable, thanks be to God.

My favorite quotes:

-"No evidence for solid organ metastases." (Hello, beautiful liver of mine!)
-"Stable metastatic disease to the axial and appendicular skeleton without metabolic activity."
-"No new nodules."
-"Subcentimeter right and left axillary and subpectoral lymph nodes remain stable."

What does it say about my life that these lines read like the finest poetry to me? (That is a rhetorical question, by the way.)

So, to summarize, some disease remains and doesn't seem to be going away. However, it is not active or growing, nor is it on a vital organ, so it does not impact me at the moment. Treatment will continue as is for another nine weeks, at which time we will scan again and see where we are.

Here's to another nine weeks. Yippee!


Bianca said...

YAY!!! Praise be to God! I look forward to another health update in about 9 weeks and of course the regular day-in and day-out happenings from the Di Silvestri crew!

antonia said...

Thank God!
I sent your family picture from Hawaii to my Carmelite nun friend; they have it in the convent and are all continuing to pray for you

God Bless

Sarah said...

Dear Friend,
Yeah! That is awesome news!!!!
Thank you God. Prayers will continue that the next nine weeks will be smooth sailing. So good to see you and your beautiful family.
Love your "Emotional" friend,

Anonymous said...

Great news Suzanne. Thinking of you :) Maura

Anonymous said...

Where is the "like" button? Great News! L

Karin McAdams said...

All that great praying by so many people is really doing the job - congratulations!

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annalisa said...

Great. God is good, and you are doing well in the palm of His hand. Blessings on all of you.