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MRI results are back

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by KathyC, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. KathyC

    KathyC Guest

    Got the results for the lesions on the spine & although I really really really wish they could tell us that they are gone they are not. However, in the 10 mo since the last MRI there has been no "significant" change & that is good news especially combined with the good blood tests we got last wk. Our neurologist told us last winter that some people develop pre-cancerous markers that appear anywhere from 2 to 5 yrs before the actual cancer. Iowa City told us that it is their belief that cancer will eventually develop but I hope we can prove them wrong. For now things are looking pretty darn good. The plan is to do extensive blood work every 3 mo from now on & unless something develops do another MRI in 1 yr. Compared to last fall, we are in very good shape right now. I feel confident that the drs are going to keep a very close eye on this and IF the cancer does come we should be slightly ahead of the game since many people don't get diagnosed until they have advanced cancer. Of course it will continue to be on our minds but for the time being it has been moved to the back burner. Thanks to all for your good wishes.
  2. popcorn

    popcorn Guest

    That is encougoraging news. Now that he is in the 'system' I imagine that they will keep pretty close tabs on him. Now you can both relax and enjoy the summer.

  3. Karry

    Karry Guest

    Kathy, I was so afraid to open this thread, and so happy to hear the encouraging news. =clap Now you can let your breath out! Kick back, relax, do something special for yourselves, even if it's just a picnic in the park. Bring some bubbles and let the wind carry them away. ;)
  4. Beryl

    Beryl Guest

    That is heartening news and it is wonderful to hear you sounding so positive!! Do plan something nice to celebrate this good news. =hug=hug=hug
  5. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Guest

    =yeah to ALL of it...:)..=hugs and prayers continue..Joanne
  6. Prayers that he'll continue to get good news in the months to come.
  7. bostongal

    bostongal Guest

    Kathy - So happy to hear that there is a plan and you can now breathe alittle easier.

    =hug and prayers

  8. Lisa63

    Lisa63 Guest

    Thank you for the update, Kathy. I am glad that this can be in the back of your minds for at least the near future. Prayers continue.
  9. debowah

    debowah Guest

    Thanks for sharing the happy news. May it continue to be so for many years to come.
  10. jk

    jk Guest

    Glad to hear that the news was encouraging! Keep up the good outlook!
  11. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    Kathy - a relief to see the good news. I pray that future test results continue to be good!
  12. H2O babe

    H2O babe Guest

    I'm sure you are breathing a big sigh of relief. Enjoy some time now to live each day to the fullest. My best wishes for continued good reports.

  13. Cricket

    Cricket Guest

    Wonderfully encouraging news! God bless.

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