Friday, September 9, 2011

Good News.

I am very relieved to report that my visit with oncologist went well and that the CT scan did NOT pick up any reappearance of cancer.

Prior to my late afternoon appointment my anxiety grew and in the last few minutes I felt like I was waiting for the jury to come in on my possible death penalty case. Whatever happened, I knew that in a few minutes my life was going to change one way or the other, and it isn't often that kind of dramatic moment occurs.

When my oncologist opened with, "
You look as good as your lab tests and your scan", I breathed a BIG sigh of relief. [Funny that I immediately assumed she meant that positively, eh?].

While I still have to deal with an issue with high cholesterol, I have set a new goal of getting to my "fighting" weight of 175 by my birthday 4 months from now, which should help with the cholesterol. A
fter seeing my primary care doc yesterday. I am also starting on a low dose Statin and Aspirin routine.

With a new one year lease on life until my next scheduled scan a year from now, setting modest health goals seems like the least I can do.


It now seems at least possible that my minor "C" health problem will loom as large as the BIG "C" has been for me. If you had told me that 4 years ago after my diagnosis with Stage III Lymphoma, I would have told you that you were crazy. 

Thanks again to all of the positive wishes and vibes.

2 comments:

David Haas said...

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I have a question about your blog. Please email me!
Thanks,
David

Anonymous said...

Tom:

I recently started working for HACC. That's how I found you. I read that you have been battling cancer and still have cholesterol issues. I have some resources for you to check out. First, documentary on Netflix (or available elsewhere): "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead"
Second: Dr. Fuhrman (sp?) from New Jersey. He has developed a "nutritarian" diet that reverses many life threatening health problems. I can testify to the validity of his diet since it helped me. Good luck