Scan Results: The Cancer is Gone from the Lymph Nodes
Posted Sep 28 2008 11:31am
I received my scan results early this morning. It appears the cancer is gone from my lymph nodes....
From the report: "Findings are suggestive of response to therapy. Additionally, there were small mesorectal lymph nodes which are no longer apparent on today's examination."
I am not medically trained to read this report, but with further research and in conferring with friends who are knowledgeable in such things, the general consensus is that since the lymph nodes are no longer visible, this means they no longer have cancer in them or they're not fighting anything right now, so to speak. I'm told this is a very good sign. Also, the stranding (inflammation, best I can tell) is decreased in the affected area when compared to the previous examination.
Before I become too excited, I will hear what my surgeon has to offer tomorrow afternoon at 3:30.
My Oncologist told me at my last visit with her that even if the cancer disappeared completely that I would still have surgery to treat and make absolutely certain everything is as it should be, and this would still be followed up with 8 weeks of intensive chemo. However, I'm hopeful that this will change the complexity of the surgery and also that it might mean less drastic measures with regard to a colostomy.
As my friend Joe offered some time ago, "Look for Creator's hand in your situation. It's there." No matter what tomorrow's visit may bring, I am faithful that our Creator has this situation in hand. So, right now, in the present moment, this wonderful moment, I embrace my fears and move through them beautifully, knowing I will come out on the other side of it, free from it and the power it can hold. I will report more once I know more. In the meantime I ride again on the wings of the Eagle.
I am free.
Breathing in, I know I am breathing In.
Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.
Present moment, Wonderful moment.
"And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle,
that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place,