Friday, January 08, 2010


Reid had his follow-up appointment at MD Anderson this afternoon and received very good news!!!

The PET Scan that was done yesterday shows no cancer. As they say in the cancer didn't light up.

He is in remission. The Physicians Assistant called it remarkable.
We were hoping for good news today, but didn't expect it to be this good!

He does have to finish the remaining treatments (4 more months), but he's now 1/3 of the way done. The ugly mass in his chest has shrunk. It's still there, but is expected to shrink further with the rest of the treatments. The cancer part of the mass is gone.

I want to thank everyone who has been with us so far on this cancer journey, but most of all I want to thank and praise God.

All of our lives have changed in the last couple of months, but more so for Reid than anyone else. We did not know our son as well as we thought we did and were proud and amazed at what we saw. I believe we have all changed for the better. I now pray that the cancer stays in remission and that Reid can soon go on with the rest of his life. Rehab continues and things are really looking up.
It's difficult for me to express how I really feel tonight. I'm not a writer and the words don't flow easily, so I'll simply say that I'm happy to the point of tears.
Of course, tomorrow is chemo day again. For Reid that means another week of feeling yucky, but perhaps now it will be just a little bit easier to bare.

Once again, I thank you all for your warm thoughts and prayers.

(I already published this once. It looked fine when I read my preview, but when I published the post the double spacing between some of my paragraphs was gone. I pulled it to edit, but my preview still looks fine. I have no idea what it will look like this time, so use your imagination. There is double spacing between the paragraphs.) :)


  1. There are no words I can write to truly express the happiness I feel for you and your hubby right now. Thank God, thank God.

  2. Betty this is fabulous news!! I hope he continues to improve and soon will be his old self again!!


  3. Wonderful news. May the good progress continue.

  4. I was so happy to read about the remission! You may have read on my blog that my hubby has Multiple Myeloma in his spine, which is terminal. He is in his 5th year of treatment with a month off here and there. Cancer is so devastating, it is wonderful to hear about a remission and we rejoice with you!! Hugs, Kerrie

  5. this is wonderful news. I was sorry to read about his illness......I hope he continues to do well!


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