Friday, September 17, 2010

Cancer Bitch and Fear at Hopkins



All of this madness occurred Thursday - fortunately, my appointment was on Friday. My appointments are in the Weinberg Building, next door to Nelson. It was all my nurses today could talk about. They said Thursday it was business as usual, even though they were in lockdown - too many patients depending on treatment - so they kept working. Wow. I'd have been ready to run for the hills!

Now for the good news. It seems I've won the lottery - at least as far as pancreatic cancer is concerned. The CT scan shows my tumor has shrunk a little bit more, so the doctor is going to have me undergo two more rounds. Steve asked what happens after that, and Dr. Zeng didn't know - he says pancreatic cancer patients don't usually make it to this point. So I guess I was kind of premature in giving away a bunch of my stuff. And, yes, I will take better care of myself. No more nightly ice cream binges. ("Lemon Custard" day isn't until September 24 at Milwaukee Custard)

9 comments:

jallen said...

That's great news about the CT results.Very happy to hear that. Amy and Josh asked about you this week (yes they are still thinking of you) -- they said to say hello.

Moe said...

So glad to hear the good news.

Lynne said...

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! More news like this!!!

felicia said...

Thrilled to hear that news about the scan. Hang in. People do win the lottery and they collect their winnings and they do pass GO. I pulling out my best positive vibes and sending them your way.

Laura Rush said...

Happy about your good news AND that you missed the Hopkins drama. :)

Diane Dimond said...

Oh, Girlfriend! This is the very best news! So, so glad you came up the winner on this.
Wish I was there to take you out for a celebration lunch/cocktail hour/dinner - something!
I've been swamped with the book release this week - but heard from Chanel that she thought she left a dress here. I found it hanging in the downstairs closet. Now, where do I send it?
Big hugs from Grandview!
DD and Michael

BaysidePartners said...

It's the power of your invisible posse sending healthy vibes. Keep on fighting, Boxilla. I believe in positive thinking!

Diane

Kim's Tree said...

Are you certain the ice cream didn't play one of the key positive roles? Just wondering.....

Mike Tucker said...

Fab news, dahling.
Seriously: Prayer Changes Things.