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Well, after 4 rounds of chemo and the prayers from you wonderful people and I thank you again, the last cat scan with contrast results came back with a report from the radiologist. He stated the tumor was 1/2 the original size and it appeared there were two more that had begun to grow. That was since the end of last week.
The oncology doctor called this afternoon and said that the tumor appears to be stone dead due to the blood indicators being as good as they are and as for the other two "tumors", they were a result of bleed out from the biopsy that was done on me.
As for the removal of the dead tumor, That is now being discussed with a surgeon or three as to how and when. The wife is pushing for September so we can play this summer. The oncology Dr said he would go along with the wife's delay as long as I went in for monthly blood work ups to see if the numbers go catywhumpus again. That would mandate immediate surgery.
So, This morning I thought I was going. Tonight, I am staying...
Now I just get to look forward to doing the Veg-O-Matic Slice and Dice.
I might loose the right kidney in that routine. Don't know and won't know until opening day.
Went back to work today. Still full of pith and vinegar. Those poor guys down there even said they missed me. Naturally I had to say, "Like the plague, I understand."
They were impressed that I showed up. I was more impressed when the Dr called and said I wasn't doing the final shuffle.
Guess I made the right decision not to get busy gathering things together for final call.
Thank you God!! Thank you again one and all for your prayers!!