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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-09-18 07:24
Subject: [cancer] CT scan results (good as it gets these days)
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Tags:cancer, child, family, friends, health, personal, radiantlisa
Yesterday afternoon, I heard from my medical oncologist about that morning's CT scan. Their comments were:
"Similar findings from the last CT, the liver and peritoneal lesion are improved or stable, the lungs are a bit larger. Nothing new that I can tell. We can continue on with therapy, and can discuss more in person."

Some of the tumors in the lungs are actually a bit smaller, if I'm reading the CT report correctly. Everything else is stable or shrinking.

What I take away from this is overall continued mild improvement. This is significant because lately my tolerance for Regorafenib has also improved. We were concerned that might mean that drug effectiveness was reducing. Apparently not, at least at this time. We will be discussing with the oncologist today.

I am so profoundly relieved. Lisa Costello is profoundly relieved. [info]the_child, her mother, my parents, my siblings, my friends, everyone is profoundly relieved.

Two more months of life. For all that they are life-giving, these increments are deadly to my morale.

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Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond
User: birdhousefrog
Date: 2013-09-18 14:56 (UTC)
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Been watching and waiting to hear the news of the scan. Thanks.

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russ: masereel
User: goulo
Date: 2013-09-18 15:13 (UTC)
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Cool, I am happy for your good report!
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User: fjm
Date: 2013-09-18 15:28 (UTC)
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So good to hear.
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User: autopope
Date: 2013-09-18 16:06 (UTC)
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We're relieved too.
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David Wilford
User: David Wilford
Date: 2013-09-18 16:35 (UTC)
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Glad to hear the good news.
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Kai Ashante Wilson
User: Kai Ashante Wilson
Date: 2013-09-18 17:12 (UTC)
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You don't know me, but I'm happy to hear this and happy for you. May the news continue as good!

Kai in NYC
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User: polydad
Date: 2013-09-18 17:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I commiserate on your developing allergy to hope. That said, I'm much happier for two *more* months of Jay than I would have been for two *less* months of Jay.

And how was the madeira?


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User: kellymccullough
Date: 2013-09-18 18:20 (UTC)
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Glad to hear the news is as good as it could reasonably be expected to be. Deeply sorry that the incremental creeping horrors continue incrementally creeping.

Also, and so very much: Fuck Cancer!
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2013-09-18 18:22 (UTC)
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the lungs are a bit larger

I kinda got the giggles thinking of you with Larger Lungs.. how would that manifest? *snort*

Good news for you, and more time was given.. that is very encouraging.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2013-09-18 22:36 (UTC)
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I wish your best report could be so much better than it is, but I'm very, very glad it's as good as it is and not worse.
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User: msconduct
Date: 2013-09-18 23:16 (UTC)
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Enlist me in the profoundly relieved brigade!
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User: anghara
Date: 2013-09-19 02:44 (UTC)
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I understand... under the circumstances "a little bit better for a little bit longer" is crumbs from a larger table... but I'm glad you're still going to be around for a little while. The world's a better place for that.
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Lethran: Fawn
User: gwyd
Date: 2013-09-19 08:25 (UTC)
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That is good to hear!
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User: fledgist
Date: 2013-09-19 20:44 (UTC)
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This is a good thing.
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mlerules: ORANGE
User: mlerules
Date: 2013-09-19 22:07 (UTC)
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