Well, I am cautiously optimistic. I have always heard not to count your chickens before they hatch and that definitely holds true with this cancer thing. But, having said that, we are pretty excited after seeing Dr. Nabong on Monday. First thing he talked about is how strong TJ is (physically) and how good his labs look after every chemo treatment. He is amazed at how his bone marrow recoups after his treatments. He is also happy to see no clinical symptoms of any cancer problems in his brain. He reminded us that cancer will always be in his body and it is just a matter of if or when it takes hold again and begins to grow. He believes the lung cancer is under control and therefore feels comfortable in giving TJ a little time off from chemo. In 3 weeks they will do a scan - head, neck, chest, and abdomen. We will get the results a week later and right now he is saying very possibly no more chemo, but if he does do more it should only be 2 more rounds. In actuality this week of chemo could very well be his last! So...yep...."cautiously optimistic" is the phrase of the week.
Meanwhile, we are making plans for a chemo free month. We really need to get down south and check out our property. It has been 2 years since we have been down there. TJ is looking forward to feeling like putzing around in the garage. He may even get some of his taste back and feel like some good dinners. Basically we just need to get some things done around here that have been put on the back burner while we were focusing on him getting better.
Battle On TJ, Battle On