Monday, 6 August 2007

Good results

Well it is nice to be able to report good results from my PET scan. The PET scan showed no active tumours!!! Yippee!! That means no more chemo. There is still a small area of something but they are confident that if it is any left over cancer cells that it will be treated with radiation. The radiation starts at the end of August and goes for a month and after that all I need to do is go for regular CT scans. My heart is still giving me a bit of trouble. The cardiologist would like to increase my heart medication as it is still beating too fast and working too hard (I still find it strange that this is called heart failure) and the medication slows it all down but unfortunately my already low blood pressure has been lowered by the dose of medication I am on, so he cannot increase the dose any more. We will just have to wait and see if it gets better on its own.

So that will be it from me for awhile. I will write again once radiation is underway. Bye for now!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What fantastic news! I am so glad to hear the PET scan was negative.
Enjoy and relax in the next few weeks before radiotherapy begins.
Gayle

Pauline Pace said...

Well done Bernadette! you must be thrilled with the news as we all are. We will continue to keep you in our prayers that all goes well with your radiotherapy and hopefully you will be spared from any nasty side effects. Stay positive and remember to keep up your beautiful smile.
Always in our thoughts
Pauline and family

Anonymous said...

Your heart's probably beating so fast cause you're looking at Cameron! :)

All the best going forward

Lots of love
Nazz

Anonymous said...

Just great news

for you

your family

and yeah even for us :-)

stay strong

Jason

Shelli said...

Hey Bernadette, Great News. Every one at Neumann's sends their love and best wishes for you and your family. Our prayers are with you

Shelli