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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-07-27 18:19
Subject: [cancer] More optimism, less caution, no chemo for now
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Tags:calendula, cancer, conventions, travel
Oncologist visit went very well today. Based on last week's CT scan, she is deferring chemo, and we will re-image in late October. At this point, given the lack of growth, she feels this is possibly not cancer. If it is, the cancer is sufficiently slow-growing that a wait-and-see approach is not particularly.

The October scans will let us assess further growth in the liver and lung sites, and recheck the lymph. At that time, if growth is detected, we'll visit the surgery and chemo questions again.

I'm not off the hook, but the hook has gotten a lot smaller and less immediate. And of course, the colon issues continue. But I feel much, much better. The optimism has become less cautious. My mental and emotional state this afternoon has been interesting, to say the least. This is quite something to parse.

Among other things, this means that calendula_witch and I will be at Worldcon. See some, all or none of you there.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: lauriemann
Date: 2009-07-28 02:20 (UTC)
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Excellent all the way around!
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User: melissajm
Date: 2009-07-28 02:25 (UTC)
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That's great!
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Crystal erm Daisuki-chan
User: love_of_anime
Date: 2009-07-28 02:27 (UTC)
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*HUGS* I'm glad to hear the news is okay, I hope you both have fun at Worldcon! :)
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Matthew S. Rotundo: Me with bird
User: matthewsrotundo
Date: 2009-07-28 02:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Me with bird
The bird and I are both very happy to hear this news.

See you at WorldCon! (Sans bird.)
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User: kaaronwarren
Date: 2009-07-28 02:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Lovely! I'll see you on the Walk!
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International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
User: nick_kaufmann
Date: 2009-07-28 02:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, this seems like good news!
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kitlizzy: A - Teacup
User: kitlizzy
Date: 2009-07-28 02:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:A - Teacup
I am so glad for you. :)
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Michael Curry: alton
User: mcurry
Date: 2009-07-28 03:04 (UTC)
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And it'll be good to see you at Worldcon.
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Kristine Smith
User: kristine_smith
Date: 2009-07-28 03:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's wonderful news! Have a great time at Worldcon.
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Mary Dell
User: marydell
Date: 2009-07-28 03:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Excellent news!
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User: catsparx
Date: 2009-07-28 03:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Dude, I think about you every day. Very pleased to hear that hook has lost some of its barb.
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User: karenjunker
Date: 2009-07-28 03:28 (UTC)
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Yee Haw!
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Douglas Cohen
User: douglascohen
Date: 2009-07-28 03:30 (UTC)
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You know how you can "like" something on Facebook? Well, "Douglas Cohen likes this."

Rooting for you, man!
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User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2009-07-28 03:36 (UTC)
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Great news, relatively, Jay. I'm glad for you.

I'm not going to be at WorldCon, but I will be at World Fantasy. How about you?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-07-28 12:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yep! WFC for sure, on account of me being Toastmaster and all...
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2009-07-28 04:04 (UTC)
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I've only met you once, and have been reading about your Adventures with Cancer, so you have no idea who I am, but this post made me grin for you.
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