Well, it is pretty good news. The CT scan showed an excellent partial result - what this means is that the cancer is not gone (that would be in the miracle category), but it is reduced from what it was back in June. Some of the spots have disappeared completely. And most of the rest of them are smaller than they were. The largest nodule in my lungs was 1.3 cm x 1.4 cm....it is now 0.9 cm x 0.8 cm. Also the mediastinel nodes are reduced in size. And, finally, there is no new cancer, no further spread. My liver, abdomen and bones (in that area) are clean.
I still have fluid surrounding my lungs, but it is greatly reduced. And my lower right lung is still collapsed.
So, today I am filled with gratitude. Chemo has been successful, and it will continue, likely for four more treatments with this particular drug combo, then perhaps with a new combo. Of course, with this disease, things can change on a dime, and there are no guarantees, but for today, the result is very good, and we are very happy and very grateful.
I had a chemo treatment today, so will now hunker down to get through the next few days. But it is all worth it when the treatment is working and giving me more time. What a great gift.
Thanks to all for your continued love and support. Maybe those prayers are working, so keep those up too. if it is not too much trouble !!!!!!