It has been a week since I had a CT scan. I have checked e-mails many times a day this week, but I didn’t see any mail from Kaiser. Finally this morning I sent an e-mail to my doctor asking if she had received the result or not.
In the afternoon, the reply came, but she said it was still pending. –Disappointing, and I pondered; maybe there were some new findings that made it difficult to evaluate.
The delay of the result made me nervous, but somehow I was so sleepy this afternoon that I fell asleep immediately on the couch without worrying about it much.
I slept two hours soundly, and when I woke up, there arrived a new e-mail from the doctor.
I opened it bracing myself as usual as I receive the results. The fist line said,
“ The result was stable. This is good news.”!! \(^O^)/
The report included a 9mm stable nodule in the right lung lobe. This was first observed in last April, when the metastasis was diagnosed, as one of new findings which grew from 7mm to 9mm and since then it has been stable. I wonder what this is. Maybe cancer? Without biopsy, probably nobody can tell if that is cancerous or not. If so, I should just accept this result as good news. So, George and I went to have sushi again for the celebration.
Since the results have been “stable” for 6 months, from now on my CT scan will be every three months instead of two months. This is good news, as well!
On the other hand, as my fingers are bad shape with cracks, it is getting difficult to dress/undress and even to hold chopsticks. The doctor told me that it is ok to reduce the doses more and even to hold off tykerb until the symptoms gets better.
Fortunately from tonight Xeloda will be on the off week. I hope this will give my fingers time to be healed, but I am considering to change to T-DM1, which is supposed to have less side effects, more seriously.
It is not uncommon for cancer to come back even though you have the Non Evidence of Disease status for 1 or 2 years, so I must keep on the cancer drugs. Yet if I can buy time this way, I believe that sometime in the near future the scientists will find the cure so that I don’t have to continue the harsh drugs.
Trusting God, I am thankful for all the people who have been supporting me and am grateful for being able to share this good news!
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!