Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Results

The meeting is over and here is what Angela and I were told:

• We were shown the MRI from before the treatment. There was cancer covering about half of my tongue and part of the roof and sides of my mouth. Then they showed us last week's MRI. All the of the cancer was gone EXCEPT the 2cm of my infamous bump.

• Unfortunately they don't know what is inside this bump. It could be scar tissue, dead cells or alive cancer cells.

• I will undergo a PET scan in about two weeks that will hopefully clarify (with some margin of error) if these cancer cells are alive or dead.

• If they still are alive we could consider surgery or more chemo.

Bottom line is that this feels like good news. The cancer has not grown or spread. The treatment worked (at least for the most part). However, we can't say with certainty if I am cancer free yet. We'll have to wait for now and maybe undergo more options.

14 comments:

hannahbanana said...

Olaf and Ange -- I have to agree -- that sounds like good news to me as well! Have a great weekend in New York! Hugs and more hugs Elaine and Leonard

Laura said...

Sounds like really positive news. I'm relieved and excited for you.

Have the world's most stupendous trip to New York.

And virtual hugs from me.

Sue Burns said...

Wonderful news!... so very happy for you!

Have a joyful and fun filled weekend!

Richard said...

FANTASTIC!!! 2cm of a bump. GOTTA be dead cells or scar tissue!
Now you go and celebrate in the Big Apple. You may just be in time for the Yankees ticker tape parade!
Have a great weekend!
All my love to you both!
Richard

JJ said...

Wonderful news.

Wendy Broadfoot said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! My prayers were answered!! I couldn't wait to get home and check your blog and am soooo relieved at your news.
Go and have a wonderful, fun-filled time in New York. I know that you can now tackle what is to come. Take Care and Enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

So I guess this means you get to be a ROBOT!!!!! Wooo whooo!
Don't forget to bring me back a present.
Dick:):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for the good news. Gerry dyck

kevin Aichele said...

Hey, that is great news. That little 2cm lump is definitely going to be dead cells or scar tissue - just believe that in my heart. Take that cancer!!! One more step towards complete health and the new and improved Olaf. Awesome!

Enjoy your trip!

Anonymous said...

Great news Olaf and Angela - I am celebrating!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! IS AN ANSWER TO PRAYER. THANK YOU LORD! WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU AND ANGELA. THAT YOU BOTH WILL FEEL LOVE, COMFORT, STRENTH AND HEALING. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

GoMamma said...

Fantabulous news!!! We will keep praying for you both. Hugs and Love.

Michael said...

Sounds like good news to me too man! Awesome to hear!

Wendy Broadfoot said...

I am hoping that the reason you haven't written on your blog is because you are either still away or feeling great---I hope this is the case!!
Take Care