Friday, July 13, 2007

The GLass is Half Full

Today, Fri the 13th was my third chemo treatment. The CT scan results are in,comparing them to the last PET CT of 6/21/07 and here is the status of my current health:

Clinical History:
right pleural malignant effusion. distant history of fallopian tube cancer. Possible metastatic disease to chest or possible primary lung cancer.

CHEST: there has been substantial interval decrease in size of the right pleural effusion. Previously seen right pleural drain has been removed. The left lung appears clear. There is no mediastinal or hilar lymphadenopathy. There is a small amount of pleural fluid in the right lung base, and there are also several foci of pleural nodularity seen at the right lung base, smaller than on the prior study. There has been interval decrease in the amount of interlobular septal thickening seen previously at the right upper lobe, which could represent edema or potentially lymphangiectatic spread of tumour. The irregular mass-like lesion at the right upper lobe/right middle lobe has decreased in size and now appears more atelectatic-like, with residual volume loss.

ABDOMEN: In the abdomen, there is peritoneal metastitic disease at the dome of the liver, underneath the diaphragm, without significant change since the prior study. the kidneys, adrenal glands, spleen, and gallbladder are unremarkable. There has been what appears to be lymph node dissection at aortocval lymph node stations, as evidenced by surgical clips.

"Cancer does not occupy my mind.
It is seized with God's perfect peace.
Cancer has no place in my heart.
It is filled with God's awesome love.
Cancer cannot touch my soul
It is saved by God's amazing grace,
I am free-of-cancer.
by Lynn EIB. "When God and Cancer Meet".


At 10:58 AM, Blogger Trisha said...

Sooo...Buhn, What does this all mean?? It looks like you are on the mend...?? I like drinking from glasses half full. It's not so heavy!!?? Sounds promising. Am I right? It is so hard to try to understand this language of the doc's. Love you always, Trisha


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