The sun / Son is smiling on a new day
Today I had an appointment with my Oncologist. Good News! The MRI scan results were reviewed by my doctor, and two in-house radiologists. These three have reviewed and discussed my case from the beginning. All seem to be in agreement the right kidney scan shows NO active cancer. The scan does have scar tissue which appears in the picture. This information, along with a prior MRI scan showing the right renal artery free of active cancer too, is wonderful news. Both growths now inactive! Whoo hoo.
No, I am not free, but there are no active growths that we know of. The doctor wants to do a MRI scan every three months for a while. He says it is possible that I may go a long time before chemo treatment is needed again. At $37,000.00 each treatment, it is a good thing to be done.
It has been almost a month since my last chemo. I am looking forward to my body healing, as well as my other health issues improving. The biggest ongoing problem I have had is with my diabetes. Without the regular infusion of chemo steroids, I invision my glucose numbers going down. Yes! I hope the amount of insulin needed will go down too. Right now, even with the Chia seeds (which are continuing to work for me) it is, 50 units Humulin N in the morning and again at night. It is better than that plus Humulin R, before each meal too. Is is greedy for me to want better results, less insulin? Maybe I could go back to the oral medication (Metformin) I took before all of this CLL/chemo. One can hope. Also, how long does it take to say goodbye to "chemo brain?"
Tonight I have so much to be thankful for... and I am.