Today was “Scan Results Day.” We were all a bit anxious going into the appointment. Following last week’s positive eye results, I think we were all hopeful for good news but rather nervous about being hopeful for fear of having those hopes dashed.
Gwen’s guidance counselor, Helen-who’s-name-is-not-really-Helen, came in and said the scans looked good! Ok, last time we heard this sort of news, we weren’t impressed and we switched treatments, so I was still skeptical… But through Helen’s questions, I did find out that Gwen is feeling better now that chemo is out of her system – less tired than before but still tired, especially by the end of the week. But as Gwen said, she’s “really good at sleeping.”
About 1.5 hours after the appointment start time, we finally saw Dr. G. I don’t even know what to write… I think pictures will do the talking here.
What. Gwen, our unique patient, has proven unique in the most important of ways. She has had a “remarkable response” to the Xalkori. She has little to NO signs of cancer in the lungs. WHAT??? Even the doctor was surprised. Remember that mass they thought would need radiating? Gone. WHAT? Doc G said Gwen was a “miracle case.”
a diminution of the seriousness or intensity of disease or pain; a temporary recovery.
Yes, folks, Gwendo is officially in remission. We are hesitant. We were hopeful and nervous. We still are. Can this be happening??
She will continue taking Xalkori until her body resists it. She will get scans every 2 months. She will continue to get a wicked expensive bone shot once a month. We are going to keep praying that she is unique and will tolerate this drug as long as possible!
Thank you to all who keep her in your prayers! They are working, and we cannot thank God, nor you all, enough!