I guess you could call the past three days progress. On Wednesday, I had a CT scan and a chest X-Ray. Pretty standard stuff. Yesterday, I had my second post-treatment appointment with the oncologist. He told me that the CT did not show any change in size of the mass in my abdomen. “This is a good thing”, he says. This means that the chemo has done its work and the former cancer cells that comprised the mass are now scar tissue. We will be almost assured of this in Feburary when I hopefully have a repeat of the PET/CT scan. The PET scan shows different types of cells, unlike the CT, so the doctor should be able to look at the results and be sure of whether or not the mass is scar tissue.
I wish the mass was completely gone, but the doctor says that it can take 5 years for the body to absorb the scar tissue. The important thing is that neither the oncologist here or (more importantly) Dr. Einhorn are recommending surgery.
I want to thank everyone who has prayed for us during this time. Knowing that you are praying and believing on our behalf is an incredible reminder of the community we are called to participate in.
God is faithful to give us exactly what we need. To Him be all the glory.