Friday, January 05, 2007

What a difference a PET scan makes

I've just ridden one of the toughest roller coasters I ever want to ride. I've gone through a day and a half of Hell when I thought I'd lost my life and I had lost hope (and when you have no hope, what's the point?). I expected only the worst from my 8:45 appointment with Dr Vose yesterday morning. Usually nothing good comes from anything that early (let's get the bad news out of the way first. And, no, I'm not a morning person.) especially when I haven't gotten any good news since I've been here.

The PET scan showed no activity. The tumor is dead. I now have a 4cm mass of scar tissue in my abdomen. This is very good news.

The next step is still to find out if my sister is a stem-cell match (there's a 25% chance). If not Dr Vose said I should go back to using my own stem-cells.

Needless to say I've started drinking again ...


Blogger jon said...

YAY!!! first rounds on me!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

CHEERS!!!! Fantastic news.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Mark Will said...

Awesome news Tres!!!! I'll buy round two!!! Still sending good wishes and vibes your way!! woof!

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would laugh if you could have seen the dance I just did!


Gonna dance some more. All of you reading this may join in - and do it with GUSTO!!!!!


7:57 PM  
Anonymous Cindy Craig Timmins said...

Tres....Thoughts and prayers are with you!! I just heard of your 'Battle' and know you will win this 'WAR' old family friend from the past...Cindy (Craig) Timmins

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL news! I am smiling from here to Nebraska!


9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drink up! I just hope you can taste it! My taste buds are just now returning....:) LA

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOO-HOO!! Your best girlfriend is super-psyched to hear this good news.

Cosmopolitans are in order, STAT.


11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippee!! This is fantastic news--and you deserve it.

I hope this is just the first of many good news reports to come.

David N.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smiling smiling smiling.


4:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo hoo, Tres!

This is the best news I've heard in ages!!!

Raise one for me and know I've done the same for you, my friend!


10:02 AM  

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