Wednesday, February 27, 2008

beautiful prose

"There continues to be no evidence of recurrent metastatic disease on images of the abdomen."

This means that I will continue to go for only one treatment a month, indefinitely.

As for the long run, who knows? As my oncologist said today, 16 years ago women with liver metastases were dead within a few months. Given that this is my third CT in remission (the first was in June and the next in November), he is, in his words, "amazingly optimistic."

We are travelling in uncharted waters, my oncologist and I (the drug combination I am on, herceptin and vinorelbine, is not even a recognized treatment yet in Ontario). Given the alternative, however, I am more than happy to keep paddling.

25 comments:

kalen said...

so happy for you.

hotshuz said...

Am so glad for you. Strange that such a difficult sentence (verbiage) can bring such peace.

Average Jane said...

I think I like the words "amazingly optimistic" even more.

winslow1204 said...

Amazing how words can bring us comfort, but when they do, we cling to them!

Peg-woolinmysoup said...

I will share the paddle anytime. I am an 11 year breast cancer survivor. Remember, you and I live like everyone without breast cancer - one day at a time!! We are more than this disease!

Kris said...

Congrats on the great news! Wishing you all the best.

neighborhoodmom said...

Sending thoughts of wellness and healing your way!! Hugs Sissy

Allie said...

Aww shucks - now no excuse to skip those new Years resolutions. Sorry my black humor erupts at unexpected moments.
chuckle intended
Allie

Lovebabz said...

Shit, this just means that we can drink a bit more at the bar in SF at the Blogher conference!

I love you! I love your kick-ass spirit! I love your fight! I love the way you share all this shit! I love YOU!

I am with you. And I am convinced that we are going to be blogging someday from our respective nursing (assisted living--as in old age) facilities!

MamaBunny said...

Wonderful news!

amanda said...

I lurk her all of the time. But I'm delurking to say YAY!! :)

alto artist said...

A lurker here, as well, who also has to say hurrah!!!

--aa.

Anonymous said...

Laurie,


This is such an overwhelmingly wonderful bit of news; too big for a blog; should be sky writing.

Lots of hugs and kisses from us to you.

The B in F

Wonders said...

You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yippee!!!!

Suzanne

Michael said...

Hey cool dame. Wonderful news. Rarely have more prosaic words been more beautiful.

thejunkyswife said...

Yay!

Jacqueline said...

"There continues to be no evidence of recurrent metastatic disease on images of the abdomen."

It should be written up in the night sky with stars!!!!!

Jenny said...

Laurie, this is GREAT news. I'm so excited to hear it and very happy for you, and for everyone else who can read this and feel a sense of hope while living with cancer in the long (emphasize long) term!

mom2amara said...

That's cause for celebration, my dear! Congratulations!! Truly beautiful words to hear!

Hum said...

Congrats on the great news! Wishing you all the best.

Gun said...

Congrats on the great news! Wishing you all the best.

NOO said...

Congrats on the great news! Wishing you all the best.

Jof said...

Congrats on the great news! Wishing you all the best.

Nut said...

Congrats on the great news! Wishing you all the best.