Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Good news!

My dermatologist just called me. CT scan normal; bloodwork looks good.

Alleluia!

He sounded cautiously optimistic; I'm not being cautious at all. I'm happy about this. I don't know what the PET scan or the other pre-surgery mapping will show (I think they're both localized to head/neck)--but this means that so far, there's no evidence of this nastiness in my system.

I see the oncologist tomorrow.

17 comments:

johnieb said...

I don't fully understand the implications of your CT scan and bloodwork results, but it sounds very good!

I was afraid to show a lot more attention here than usual--that it might seem a touch of reminder, and not so much love, but you have been very much on my heart and in all my prayers.

And now prayers of thanksgiving! Woooo!

Kirstin said...

Uh-uh. You, show up here as often as you want to. The comment you're referring to was in no way about anything you might do. If I post things to the world, that's an invitation for attention.

All of you: I know you love me. It's okay to show it.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Thanks be to God! And continuing prayers for what lies ahead.

((Kirstin))

Debbie of Boise said...

Alleluia indeed. Continue to hold you up before God. Thanks for keeping us updated, friend.

Caminante said...

Meaning the villen isn't in your lymphatic system, no? Hooray.

(I walked this journey with a dear friend six years ago and it was agony — this is the friend who had the stage IV melanoma; he never had to undergo chemo or radio though.)

Prayers still continue.

Little church guy said...

Prayers for you. Keep the positive attitude, it works great

Ann said...

Woohoo!

Anonymous said...

Prayers for you.

I know time just drags along when you first have a diagnosis, what with all the visits before you have a definite plan. I am on the provider end (pathologist), and I know I would be nuts even though I know how long stuff takes. None of that wave-a-tricorder instant diagnosis stuff, too bad.

However, classes might be a blessing - too BUSY to think about anything but the next paper.

NancyP, coming over from OCICBW

FranIAm said...

Prayers of gratitude and prayers of hope!!

Kevin M said...

Glad to hear it. Oh, after you get the PET scan, see if you can keep the mask-thingy. Paint it up and then keep it as a warrior-mask of sorts to remind you that you can fight this.

pj said...

Alleluia and rock'n'roll! This is great news. I will continue to send prayers and good vibes. I think Kevin M's idea is great, btw.

Kirstin said...

Kevin, I love that idea. I'll do it.

Thank you all, for your prayers and your love.

David said...

All of you: I know you love me. It's okay to show it.

OK then... {{Kirstin}} ::mwahhh::

Chin up, you're being well prayed for. So much so I can see God waving His hands like an irritated Jewish grandfather saying "Alright already! I get it!" ;)

Jane R said...

C'mon David, everyone knows G*d is a Jewish grandmother.

Also, She's Black.

Kristin, great news!

MikeF said...

Oh, mighty and beyond gender, God is good!

All possible blessings from damp Dorset...

Mike

Kirstin said...

...All the time!

You all are wonderful--and I think S/He's getting a kick out of this. :-)

Mimi said...

Thanks be to God, I like the sound of good test results! Hugs, prayers, love, continue to surround.