Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Looks Great!

"It looks great!" as said by my oncologist, Dr. Needles. He read the MRI report and said that the scan compared to the November 2006 scan was great! I questioned him whether that was a good idea to compare from that long ago or should it have been compared to the Siteman March / April scans. He said that it was actually better that it was compared to November due to the fact that a person can have gradual growth and it sometimes doesn't show from scan to scan (given that the scans were only 1 month apart in the spring). He was so chipper today. A much needed sigh of relief came from me after he answered all my questions.

I am changing radiation oncologist to be at St. John's as well. Dr. Julie Mai will oversee my care. She has in the past done care down at Siteman and Dr. Needles thought it best to see her or one other in that same practice. I have a consultation appointment with her on Monday, June 25. I needed to get in to see her prior to the July 1 increased insurance copay ($30 instead of $50). Dr. Needles thought it was a good idea to switch over. I am not sure I will see much of any radiation oncologist since I will be under the watchful eye of Dr. Needles every 3 months. Of course, I really don't know what will be happening in the months to come. I have learned that much thus far. My time is really not my time anymore.

The next MRI will be on Tuesday, September 11 with a follow up doctors appointment on that Thursday the 13th.

Looking forward to enjoying the rest of summer cancer free!
PS - Sorry for no poem this time. I wasn't feeling too creative today.


Especially Heather said...

Yay! I prayed for you today ;)


Ramona Lisa said...

Praise the Lord for your great news today! We enjoyed swimming and dining with you last night. I'm beginning to feel like Liliana and I live at Chadwick!

Have a great day.
XO, Ramona

Anonymous said...

Woo-Who! So glad to hear the good report!

Lovin' all the pics of family fun!

Rejoicing with you,
Sue Stark :)

Anonymous said...

You just made my day! Great news.

Enjoy your summer . . .

Rejoicing with you!

Gram said...

Great News. Enjoy the summer fun!
God is so very awesome!
Gram checking in.

Oldqueen44 said...

Praise God for good news. Cancer free has a nice ring to it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,

That is great news! I have been having trouble posting comments lately, so I tried to email you on Monday that I was praying for you, but the email came back to me today returned.

Rejoicing with you!!


Anonymous said...

Sweet! Praise God for your wondeful news! Have a fantastic summer with all your boys! I'll still be praying for you. I'm sure we'll cross paths again soon.
Take Care and God Bless!
Love, Kathleen

kristie said...

hooray!!! Praise God! we will continue to keep you in our prayers and praise God for this result. and gram is right, God is so very awesome.

talk to you soon friend,


Laura Joback said...

Yeah! Ditto to everything already said! Free scan, good phrase "cancer free," benefits of a new location and new radiation doc and all! Whoop--eeeeeeee! Don't forget sunscreen as you enjoy your summer fun! Being absolutely pigment-free myself reminds me of that quite often. I think I would only become tan if I conjoined all of my freckles into one giant one. Sad, but true! Enjoy your melanin in my honor! We love you and were praying for you (like everyone else was) on Monday and Wednesday! Jobacks out!
PS: FYI: Dad on several heart meds & bloodthinners for the embolism but home, crotchety, and doing as well as can be expected for geezer (and I say that with the utmost respect and love). Jobacks out for real this time!

Lisa Mann said...

Hey Kate,

Your mention of 'Watermark' comes at the PERFECT time. I checked it out and it really helped me worship in the middle of a crisis--and that's where the power and the victory is! Glad things are going well.

Much love and hugs,