Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Picture Perfect

Well, I had a CT Scan of my chest and an MRI of my left thigh early this afternoon and I'm happy to report that both apparently look great. Dr. David Monson (my orthopedic oncologist) said that he could find no abnormalities in the chest scan and that the MRI showed continued shrinkage of the tumor. This is really great news as it shows that the chemo did its job. And did I mention today that I'm really glad to be done with chemo?!?

I also took the opportunity to ask Dr. Monson about my upcoming surgery (which should happen sometime mid-February, after radiation). He is very optimistic as to how that should go given that my tumor is near the surface, has shrunk considerably, and contains no major blood vessels. He also thinks I should have minimal muscle loss as a result of the surgery. Apparently my case is "easy" compared to many of his other patients. What a relief!

Tomorrow morning I have a follow-up with Dr. Gina D’Amato (my oncologist) as well as my first appointment with the radiation oncologist, Dr. Karen Godette. Apparently I have 5 weeks of radiation coming, but I'm just not sure when that's going to start given the holiday schedule.

I'll make another update tomorrow after I have more details on the treatment plan.

2 comments:

Bridget said...

What great news!! Relax and enjoy the holidays Dave ... you guys truly deserve it.

nan said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME news! Congrats and take a breath!

I still have your soup in the freezer and am waiting to get the call for ToT!