Brain scan results.
Thanks for praying! The brain scan looks good. The lesions aren’t completely gone, but they’ve shrunk by more than 50%. That’s good news. They occasionally disappear with treatment, but most often they become scar tissue; however, they still can come back and they can re-treat them, but not with as much strength as they did before, so we’ll pray that the cancer in these lesions is completely dead.
There are no new lesions in my brain. They’ll follow up the brain scan in 3 months. If new stuff shows up, they can treat it with the gamma knife again. I’d rather not do that ever again, though, so let’s pray that it never happens. Deal?
I have a CT of my torso on Thursday, October 29th and an appointment to get the results on the following Monday. This scan will tell us if the chemo is shrinking the current lesions in my lung and rib and if there’s anything new. This will also give us information about how long I’ll have to stay on chemo (6 months or 9 months) or if I need to switch chemos. Anyway, lots riding on this one, so pray for good results.
Yesterday’s chemo really slapped me down. I’m very tired today and the cough and sore throat I thought I was almost rid of seems to have worsened — no surprise with my immune system taking a huge hit from the chemo.