Today was clinic day. Time to get the results of the recent PET scan. I have learned not to expect anything, as I have been wrong before. On the roller coaster ride that this is, its best not to look forward. Rather look up, enjoy the moment …and take it as it comes.
Today the ride was enjoyable. It was all good news. Unbelievably good news. I have responded in the best possible way to the 2 cycles of ESHAP I’ve had, and I am in remission. REMISSION!!! Yes, remission! So it was smiles all round. Plans for the next few months in place. And I have 2 weeks off before I take the next blast on the roller coaster (the BEAM chemo followed by the stem cell transplant).
The staff at Jimmy’s, who we now know so well, were great. They were all genuinely chuffed to be able to give us the good news. Apparently during the MDT (multi disciplinary team) meeting this morning, the consultants and specialist gave a spontaneous cheer when the scans came up on screen! And my consultant said that he was so happy I have had such a uniform result (at last I am following the rules!). My specialist nurse also told us that it was a really good thing for me to be in remission at this stage of the process. All good.
So dates booked in the diary. Plans in place. I now need to focus on enjoying the time ahead and building up my strength for the next phase. But now time for a glass of wine!
Thanks to all the wonderful friends and family that have sent texts and phoned with their support today. I really do appreciate it! And I am so happy to be able to give you people good news!