Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Good news for the new year

I saw Motzer this morning.  The news is good.  Somehow I had convinced myself that the unrelenting complaints of the last two months meant that the cancer had advanced, but the CT scan indicates that the various affected lymph nodes are "substantially unchanged" from the last full scans in mid-October. Some perhaps a mm larger, others smaller. He gave me a prescription to address the nausea.  With my already improved breathing, this should make it easier to enjoy the day. I will have a head MRI later this week to eliminate the possibility that the nausea comes from cancer moving to the brain, but they feel that very unlikely.  I will also see a lung specialist so he will be on the case should the pneumonia symptoms return.  So more time at MSKCC. But I am not complaining.  I will continue with the weekly Torisel, and have the next scans in four weeks.

5 comments:

St. Andrew's UMC said...
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Alison said...

This is exciting Sally. Thanks for letting us know. Alison

Ellen Detlefsen said...

Sally, this is good news! You are often in our thoughts. Let us know if there is ever anything we can do from a distance, please!

peace + love (as we might have said in the '60s...), Gay and Chip

Valerie said...

Such happy news! The kids ask about you and your progress often so we were thrilled to pass along your latest update. Know that you are in our thoughts.

lots of love,
Dave, Valerie, Rebecca, Parker, and Sarah

Dorothy Denburg said...

This is good news. You are often in my thoughts and I wish you more good news in the new year.