At any rate, the brain and body scans came back as well as my doctor had hoped they would. All brain lesions have disappeared or shrunk substantially. The biggest of 11mm is now 6mm. There are no new lesions and everyone expects them to continue to shrink over time. We will check them every three months indefinitely and if they start to grow or change we will take a magic zapping wand to them individually but we are hopeful that they will just die on the sword where they are and that the Tykerb oral meds I am taking will simply keep them at bay.
The cancer outside of the brain also appears to be well controlled from neck to knee, so overall very good news out side of the pneumonia. This has been my first experience with pneumonia and I had no idea how painful it could be. I am trying to make it through one day at at time here, with seven or eight different medications that all make me nauseous but am hopeful that the meds are starting to kick in here, almost a week later. I can take a deeper breath today without screaming in pain and water tastes good for the first time in weeks. And, I'm blogging! Overdue, but doing it nonetheless!
So, once again, my apologies for making you wait for this this mostly wonderful news and bear with me as I make every effort to recover my strength and rejoin the world.