Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Next Stop: Due Date

Good afternoon everyone, it has been a while since my last post.  I hope everyone is doing well trying to understand how Charlie Sheen has contracted Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA.

Yesterday I had my pre-surgery scans, both an MRI and a comprehensive CT.  Admittedly I was a little nervous about the CT results, because you just hate to hear that you now have tumors in your lungs or something.  That is a fear I am going to have to get over with, as going forward I will have these scans every quarter, and since I can't do anything about the results, nothing good comes from worrying, so it is best not to.  Thankfully my CT results were clean, and we got final confirmation of my tumor's shrinkage, from its pre-chemo size of 10x8cm to 4x3cm as of yesterday.  Dr. Monson seemed pretty impressed with the sheer amount of shrinkage, and even indicated that although he will still have to make a pretty decent sized cut next week to take good margins, he doesn't expect that I'll need physical therapy, which was also great to hear.  One funny thing that happened yesterday was as my appointment with Dr. Monson ended, I had to sign a release indicating that I was okay with them removing my tumor.  There was an option to check a box for prognosis, where the options were "good", "fair", and "poor".  I was glad to see him check "good", and I wonder what people must think when the doctor checks "fair" or "poor".  It was a pretty easy decision to sign the release, as the form went on to say that should surgery be refused there was a check next to the "poor" prognosis box.  Pretty easy decision for me, good or poor, hmm?

Quick update on Score for Sarcoma, thus far we have received a tremendous response from all of you regarding this great event we are putting on.  I can't thank you all enough for helping us raise money for those patients truly in critical need of support!.  I know as I collect and pay a new medical bill seemingly everyday (with very good insurance), I just can't imagine what it is like to get these same bills while simultaneously struggling to keep up with rent or pay the heating bill.  Remember, cancer isn't blind, so we shouldn't be to those that need our help!

I still want to encourage any of you to join us for either football or drinks (or both!) on March 19th, there is still plenty of room! 


1 comment:

  1. All through your growing up years, you never scored a zero on a test.

    Your mother and I couldn't be happier about your zero on the CT test!!!