January 27, 2012
Good News from Tampa Today!
I just got the call… Today was the 3 month follow up Cat Scan for my mom. She has been on a Chemo Sabbatical of sorts for the past 3 months. The tests in October (at the conclusion of her 3rd 3 month period of oral chemotherapy) indicated no real change in cell size or count from the conclusion of the 2nd period. Thus the decision was made to allow mom a 3 month term without having to take any medications to treat her cancer.
Today was a huge day, certainly we have been hopeful that the CT today would show no significant progression of the cells, in hopes of allowing Mom even more time away from a treatment that, as many of you know, is fatiguing at best.
Kelly, my sister, once again took it upon herself to assist Mom and Dad in their journey from Jacksonville down to Tampa (Moffitt Cancer Center). She called me a few minutes ago, with cheer in her voice, a good start! She immediately passed the phone to Mom to deliver the news.
Scan results indicate:
- NO New Cells!
- NO increase in any of the existing cells!
- SOME Reduction in size of some of the existing cells!
All tremendous news!!!
And to celebrate, Mom, Dad and Kelly are headed to the nearest Baskin Robbins for a scoop of Cherries Jubilee!
We all want to thank you again for all the well wishes, warm thoughts and prayers during this time! This is truly the best we news we could hope for today.
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Posted by: KenofSoCal | Jan 30, 2012 9:20:38 AM