Wednesday, October 29, 2008

But it's worth it

Started Cycle 3 today, the nausea is much worse this time, I think I might have fallen asleep for 1/2 hr watching TV, otherwise I have been hugging the great white telephone.

But it's worth it. The official word from my oncologist is that my main tumor is now 25% its original size and is DEAD; effectively we are just waiting for the remaining tissue to be broken down.

I still have an active spot in my left buttock which will be biopsied in the near future to determine what action, if any, we need to take. But from where we were to were we are, I couldn't be happier.

I will have another PET scan after cycle 4 (8 weeks from now) and if the cancer is completely gone, then I will have an additional 2 cycles and then radiation, if not, an additional 4 cycles will be required before the radiation. I would be happy with 6!

I am going to take a risk and try eating something to see if it settles my stomach so i'll sign off; robust though my Mac is, I am not sure the keyboard is vomit resistant.

6 comments:

dave said...

Why didn't you mention that before? Tell someone you have lymphoma, and everyone gets sad, but tell them you have butt cheek cancer and you can't help but laugh! Heh, I said "butt."

Glad to hear the good news, even if it comes with nausea. =)

Chris said...

Dude! i just heard the other day from Matt that you were sick. I am very relieved to read that you have had a lot of success in fighting off the disease. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

- Chris from Adobe

Amandeep said...

excellent. thanks for the update.....

Chris P said...

Woo hoo!

Glad that the situation is improving so rapidly.

Sorry that you are spending so much time on the
giant porcelain phone.

Godstone-4 said...

Bit of a laugh...

Just had to tell you that you appeared in my dream last night-not saucy don't worry!! We were shopping together in a huge supermarket and you were totally fine (and hungry). Very sure that this has positive vibes for your happy and healthy future. Bit random I know, I can only think that I was thinking of the US overnight due to the election. Either that or a strange premonition...

As always thinking of you all from over here.

Alastair said...

Sounds like good news to me.

You should know that there are a fair few of us over on this side of the pond supporting you. I would have said "Hello" before but the Banks block your comment page.

Keep your pecker up old chap! (UK English meaning of course!)