Friday, December 28, 2012

Scan Results

 Looks like I have a hot date for New Years Eve: NED.

No Evidence of Disease.

I was patiently waiting for the nurse to come in to talk to me before my appointment this morning when there was a knock on the door. My oncologist stuck his head in and said, "Everything is fine! I'll be back soon." As you may remember, I told him about a year ago that it makes me nervous when he comes in and makes chit chat before telling me my results. I told him I can't focus enough to carry on a normal conversation. So, ever since then, he has spoiled me by telling me my results without even saying hi to me. He told me again this morning he has set a bad precedent with me, and that he's dreading the day he has to come in and do something differently. Although, like he said, that will never happen. (We can pray for that, right?!)

You may see in the picture that it mentions a ovarian cyst that has grown. I asked Dr. Dickson what we will have to do & he advised me to see my gyno and have an ultrasound within the next month. He said that he isn't overly concerned because these are very common in women--especially since I have already had 2 removed along with endometriosis. He said he is confident this is not melanoma related; however, like the other incidental findings we have found (lung, liver, thyroid) we have to follow it and be certain it's nothing to be concerned about. I've already called and scheduled the ultrasound for January 14, 2013 and I will see the gyno right after. I want to know what we're dealing with.

All in all, it was a great visit. My visit to the treatment suite was uneventful and we left the city at a decent hour. I am extremely thankful that a cyst is the only thing that is concerning. I didn't think I would get to celebrate my 2 year cancerversary with no evidence of disease, but come January, celebrating I will.

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, messages and calls. It comforts me knowing I have your continued support. Thank you.

Now...I sleep!


Yen said...

YAYYY!! :)

Cody Doll said...

Awe that is great news. I will be praying that all is well with the ovarian.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful!!! Blessings to you in the new year!!!

Kate said...

Amazing! So thrilled for you! Celebrate!!

Kate said...

So thrilled for you! What amazingly wonderful news!

scot said...

Great way to start out the new year. I will be doing the same. 2 years NED as of October .

Sarah said...

Yay! I am SO thrilled for you. What an amazing way to ring in the new year!!

Tücsök és Mucó said...

yippeee! Time for Champagne/rum/smoothie (whatever takes your fancy!), I am really happy for you!

I wonder if your ovary difference is down to your period cycle...? my gyno once told me that cysts are normal in the middle of the cycle. I am hoping the difference is purely down to your ovary working well.


Katie Wilkes said...

Was thinking about you earlier this week. Best news! xoxo

Rose ~ from Oz said...

No date on earth could be better!

Thrilled for you Chelsea.