Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Brilliant news with the scan!!!

This morning I got myself off to the hospital to have a blood test, ready for Dr D when I see him this afternoon. I had been crying all morning, even said a few bad things to the kitties, I was not a happy bunny. I had the blood test done, more tears for the nurse doing the blood test. I then went to see my friend Mandy and had another really good toot, she made a cuppa and helped so much, it lifted half of the load I was carrying. If there had been a bus to take me well away from all the pain and stress I think I would have got on it today.
I left Mandy's , Thanks so much my friend for helping me and supporting me this morning, and went home, had lunch and got ready for the appointment.
Siobhan and I left about 1:20 pm to meet my friend, Wendy, at the hospital. We all went up to see Dr D. We went in right way.
I wasn't sure what he was going to say but first of all he said that it was good news.... phew!!!
What a relief.
Theo had well and truly been ass kicked! (I have put the report on as well) I was so pleased.
Dr D had said that he will re-arrange the chemo day to next Friday which will give my body a chance to recover from the shingles. He said shingles only attacks one side and he believed this is what I had, Another Phew!!
He has agreed to me having a PICC line done, that will be done next week.
He recommended calamine lotion for my sores. The tablets, he said will be better than ointment.
All in all it was a great appointment. Thank you so much to all the wonderful people who have wished me well, I could feel you all in the room with me, a special thanks to my lovely dad who, I am sure, is watching over me. I am so lucky to have so many fabulous friends and some family who are always there for me. I couldn't do this with out.  x x x

Imaging Report July 2012

CT Thorax

History : Mesothelioma on treatment.

Comparison is made with the scan in May 2012.

Findings : There has been reduction in the soft tissue disease. For example the left supraclavicular and previously measuring 12 mm now measures 7 mm. The left apical mass is reduced from 35 mm to 26 mm in maximum depth. The left internal mammary gland is reduced from 16 to 12 mm.
The aortopulmonary nodes remain static. The largest contralateral pulmonary metastasis is reduced from 15 to 12 mm. Similar response is seen in the smaller right sided metastasis. The disease at the left base shows marginal improvement.

Inflammatory changes at the left base are slightly worse than previously but are unlikely to represent disease. They're much more likely due to asperation due to the tracheo-oesophageal fistula which remains patent (Open).

Conclusion : good partial response to treatment compared to May 2012.

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