Tuesday, March 08, 2005

No evidence of disease! That is what the radiology report says...Hooray! Everything looked normal, and Anthony's thymus returned to normal, also. Dr. Pan said that if this CT and chest X-ray was OK, we could go for a CT every 6 months with a chest X-ray every 3. Before we know it, it will be only once a year.

The anxiety associated with these things never lessens, but the relief and joy I feel after hearing the results makes up for it.

Monday, March 07, 2005

We went for the 1 year scan and chest X-ray last Thursday (3/3/2005) and haven't heard anything yet. I'm taking the lack of any word as a good sign. Like I said in my last post, even though it has been a year since treatment ended, the anxiety doesn't go away. I think that even after the magical 5 year event free period (after 5 years, he is considered cured), I am still going to be anxious.

Anyway, here are some Anthony-isms. The other day, Maria and Emily were making marshmallow treats with faces and hats on them to bring to Emily's class. Anthony walked in, took a look at them and said: "hmm...you don't see something like that every day." A little later, after they were done, he was lying on the floor and said about the marshmallows: "hey Dad, they are tres magnifique." I have no idea where he gets this stuff....

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Sorry it's been so long since I last updated, but there really wasn't much to report. Last week, Anthony went for his 1 year post treatment check-up with Dr. Pan and everything was fine. We go to get the CT scan and chest X-ray on Thursday. I'll post when we know the results. As usual, I'm nervous. I don't know if I will ever stop being nervous when it comes time for a scan. This constant anxiety can't be good for the gray hair count. Such is life...