I got the pulsatin' rhythmical remedy (busychild424) wrote,
I got the pulsatin' rhythmical remedy

We have some good news this morning.

Dr Dakhil, our oncologist, looked at the results of the abdominal CT scan we did Friday. He sees a large mass (he indicated a grapefruit size with his hands) attached to an ovary.

Right now you're probably having the same reaction I did: "How the crap is that good?"

Because ovarian cancer is far more treatable than the colon cancer we thought it might be. Tandra starts chemotherapy today and Dr. Dakhil says we should see results within a week.

He did not say anything about the long term possibilities here so I have to assume they are unchanged - that treatment will not eradicate the cancer and that this will at best buy us a couple months. On the other hand, we've already dealt with a ton of doctors who don't know what the hell they're talking about - hopefully that's the situation on a higher level here. I hope this doctor is a very good oncologist, and I hope we can prove him wrong about the potential outcome here. I want to hear him say the word 'remission'.

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