Friday, December 4, 2009

Results

The PET scan showed no new areas of activity. This is good news. Whatever is going on is not progressing. The tumor markers have actually fallen. I'd been praying for them not to rise, but never expected that they would fall. I didn't even know they could do that. It's not exactly a clean bill of health, but as the good Dr. B said, it's as good as it gets for a person with areas of activity.

It amazes me what a person can get used to. There are questions, I suppose, but I've come to realize that there always are. Even if you've never had cancer, no one knows what lies ahead.

16 comments:

WhiteStone said...

That's right. No one knows what lies ahead. I had to chuckle this morning at inspire.com on the ovarian forum when one of the ladies said something like, "Just like you, I'll live until I die." Struck my funny bone.

What kind of tumor markers do you use?

Redlefty said...

WhiteStone's comment reminded me of the comedian Steven Wright:

My plan is to live forever. So far so good.

Of course I think we're all going to live forever. Many people just have a tragically small definition of the word "live".

Glad to hear your news, Debby!

steviewren said...

Sounds good to me!

jeanie said...

Hugs Deb - and probably has LOTS to do with the quality of coffee.

Lydia said...

So glad to hear that you have a good report.

I am sitting here with my coffee, getting ready for a full day of work -- so glad to know that you are living for today, I'm sure with a cup of coffee in hand.

A Novel Woman said...

Yay!!

Lesley said...

*HUGE HUGS* Debby... that is absolutely great news that the markers have fallen AND there's no new areas. I went back to the oncologist this past Monday and he said everything looked good (altho he didn't run any tests other than the usual bloodwork) and to come back in 3 months again. He did recommend that I get the genetic testing but my insurance won't cover it and it would be $3100 out of pocket. I told him my Grandma had it, my Grandpa had it, my Mom had it twice...that's enough genetic testing for me!!! Anyhow... if I don't talk to you beforehand... I hope you and your family have a most special and blessed Christmas. *Hugs again*
~Lesley~

Kelly said...

Outstanding news!!!

Paula said...

Hey Debby - that is good news - delighted to hear it! P x

Anonymous said...

That's great news Deb. I think I only ever had one or two blood tests, but always scans and mammograms. Different doctors, different ways I guess. As long as the result is good, that's all that matters. Meanwhile we all just keep on doing what we do - and enjoy, hopefully.
Just about to leave for Jeanie's but had to check before I left. Love Barb

Debby said...

FYI everyone - Barb is about to become a grandmother yet again. BB is about to become an auntie again. Jeanie and V have a little one due any minute now. You can follow that story on bushbabe.blogspot.com or jeanieinparadise.blogspot.com

Bob said...

Yep, good news Debby.

As for coffee, it's an acquired taste, one I never acquired. Beer, on the other hand, I learned to love. In moderation of course.

Roland said...

good news!

Bill of Wasilla said...

Your news brightens up an otherwise dim day up here in Alaska.

Makes me glad.

BUSH BABE said...

Yipee Kai Yay!!! (I like to sail close to the wind.. sorry).

So delighted (just got in to check my mail)
:-)
BB

PaintedPromise said...

i'm so glad to hear your news Deb! it's been a pretty crappy weekend here but that brightened my evening!!!