It turns out that changing your life can take up a lot of time, so writing here got shoved to the bottom of the list. Now that some of the dust has settled on the (re)construction site, I’m ready to resume this story.
Just so you know, the tumors are retreating. Tumor 1 (which Judi nicknamed “The Fish” because of its shape) was 32-34 mm and Tumor 2 (“The Ghost”) was 14 mm at the time of diagnosis (March 31, 2012). Last week’s ultrasound roughly estimated that The Fish is now 21-23 mm (and the length of its spicules about half) and The Ghost is 12-13 mm.
My surgeon, who has to authorize my ultrasounds and MRI’s, met with me a week later with huge smiles on her face. The best she had hoped for me, she confessed, was for the tumors to remain stable. She’d never heard of tumors shrinking before, nor could she imagine I’d have such dramatic results so quickly.
The next look-see will be an MRI, which gives a more accurate measurement, in late June.
In the meantime, I’ll fill in what’s been going on since my last post, almost 6 months ago.