Met with Dr. Ho today and went over all the test results.
Lymph nodes —NEC
Tumor–NEC (according to endoscopy) According to CT scan…tumor is significantly smaller. I think the CT scan can see things they can’t get with the endoscopy.
In general, the test results were great. But as I heard in an MD Anderson lecture early on, “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” Translation…just because you can find it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. As Jerry put it, when you’re in a dark room, even if you can’t see anything, can’t hear anything, can’t smell anything, can’t feel anything…that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything there. Those damn little cancer cells are experts at hiding….sneaky little things.
So, the doctors are “cautiously optimistic”. Dr. Ho said they’ll know more after the surgery. (Is this ever OVER???) They find small remnants of cancer in between 70 and 80% of the patients during surgery. However, there’s a good chance I’ll be in the the 20 to 30% who clear that hurdle too, right?
Anyway, we left feeling really good and headed up to Flower Mound to play with the Littles and we staying until Tuesday (not 100 days which is what Declan says we should do.)
All’s well…Life is good, so good…and I do plan on being in that 20%.
Have a great weekend, my friends. I know we will.