Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Is good news looming?

Good Morning! Are you surprised by such a chipper attitude? - especially when I am yet to talk to an oncologist or anyone even remotely qualified to interpret a bone scan or MRI? Well, I don't blame you, but let me let you on a little secret. The bone scan has improved. Yep, you heard me. It is clearly better. In fact, it is so much better that we had to image her arm from 3 different angles to actually get a clear indication that anything was still wrong.

Now, even though I know this for sure, it is not all a bed of roses. There are some thorns. First, it is greatly improved over the last scan. However, the last scan was 1 month postoperative so we would expect the last scan to be darker than usual. In this sense, it makes sense that this was an improved scan. Now, I was not able to compare this scan to any of the other prior scans. I don't pull that kind of weight. However, if memory serves me correctly I would have to say that it was improved from that scan as well. It will be close but I have a hunch that it seems to be slowly improving. That news is good enough for me - atleast for now.

Today I am hoping for the official report. I still do not have any idea of what the MRI will show. I am hopeful that it is as encouraging as the bone scan. I will post just as soon as I know anything.

It looks like the Griswold family vacation is on!

Each step is tentative but still with purpose.

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