Eighty percent

A quick note before the slivovitz kicks in …

I went for a CT scan today at 10:15 in the morning (and that post will be up soon about that boondoggle) and then met with my oncologist and the surgeon at 2:30. This is the first scan since the “treatments” and is very important to see if the cancer has spread. I will have such testing every three months for two years, then twice a year.

Punchline – the scan was clear, no evidence of cancer anywhere. And my blood test for the CEA marker (want it under 5, was 31 when all this started) is 1.7. I am cancer free. Today. Also, as of today, I have an 80% chance of survival, which is statistical shit that does not really mean much, but is nice to hear. Every day I am cancer free that number goes up.

Cancer free.

That necessitates another shot of slivovitz, don’t you think?

(But there is a ways to go, more surgery and even a colonoscopy in three weeks, no prep needed …)



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5 thoughts on “Eighty percent

  1. Are you dead? I really, really hope you’re not dead and you just feel too crappy to write anything. I mean, I hope you feel fantastic and you’re frolicking on the beach and that’s why you’re too busy to write anything.

  2. You’ve been frolicking on the beach for awhile now. You must have sand everywhere. Hope to hear from you soon.

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