I had a CT scan today to check the progress of how well my chemo is working. Dr G told me there could be 3 outcomes to expect...1 )my tumors may have shrunk some, 2) my tumors could have stayed the same size, or 3) my tumors could have gotten bigger. Well Dr G's exact words when looking at my scans were "your response to the chemo is remarkable!"
Here's the highlights from today's scans (we don't have all the results yet):
*I've had a lot of fluid around my lungs for the last 6 months and today's scan showed it is ALL GONE.
*My pancreas is still a little enlarged, but has significantly SHRUNK in size since my March scans.
*Dr G showed us a scan that had a HUGE mass in it from March (I'm not sure where the mass is, somewhere in my abdomen)...I mean really big, took up half the scan....today's scan showed it is GONE!
We are still waiting for some of the scan results, but I am confident they will be just as good. Dr G didn't point out a single tumor or mass in today's scan, NOT ONE! I am hoping that means once the rest of the scans are looked at they won't show any tumors either! Dr G said a few times that if I hadn't just had the scans done at his center, he wouldn't have believed they were mine :o)
He is going to call Dr Z in Texas and discuss what to do next, but he would like to do 2 more rounds of treatment and then possibly stop (at least that's how Joe and I took it) He said he is just amazed at how well this chemo is working for me.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone that is praying for me and my family. The prayers are definitely being answered. God is good!