Today is Michael and Amy's 25th wedding anniversary. Wow! How can that be possible!
A friend, Lynn Taylor, brought this sumptuous bouquet of peonies to our house yesterday to help celebrate our good news from Dr. Thompson.
My blood counts were excellent Monday morning. But the exciting news from Dr. Thompson was that the PET scan revealed my cancer is in clinical remission, "no abnormal uptake". "Perfect!" I had my third chemo treatment Monday and will have my final one four weeks later on June 7. Although I have stage 3 Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma which was detected early, the treatment has worked its magic. I will have another PET scan in late June as well as a repeat endoscopy prior to seeing Dr. Thompson near the end of June. He will refer me to a radiation oncologist who will determine the number of treatments. So July will likely be daily trips for radiation. Dr. Thompson was as excited as we were.
Another friend said this morning, "All you gotta do is show up, and the docs do the rest!" And another added, "Prayers and a smart oncologist are a powerful combination!" Indeed, it is certainly working for me. Long range, I will be monitored every three months for the first year, and with longer time spans for the next five years. But after two encounters with different cancers within a short amount of time, I am hopeful, grateful, blessed, amazed, excited. I awoke early Tuesday. My joy has increased. Planning for the fall, where shall we go?