First things first. Today is my good friend Steve’s birthday!! An artist, photogher, jeweler and a dear friend. Happy Birthday Steve!
I had my CT scan yesterday and met wih my PA today, all looks good.
The larger reference tumors in both my right and left lungs are now only about half the size as they were when I started my treatment four months ago. There is no evidence of any new tumors and there is evidence suggesting necrosis. Necrosis is cancer speak for dying tumors! 😄 The report also noted that my lungs were well aerated. Well, duh. Of course they are well aerated, no doubt full of hot circulating air from forty years of professional sales.
My larger liver tumors are shrinking as well. The largest tumor has now been reduced in size by 60%, but there is still a large mass to work on. The smaller tumors are stable, no growth, but no shrinkage. Jimmy likes shrinkage and necrosis, but I’ll take “stable” on these little guys for now. My liver function is good which = 🍷!
The CT scan shows the lymph nodes are stable and all of my other guts are “unremarkable”, which is a nice thing. I have another six weeks of the current chemo regimen. When completed, Dr. P, Lee and I will then evaluate the progress and plan our next course of action. Hopefully it will be a “chemo light” regimen. Even with the recent Oregon Ducks loss to Michigan State, I feel strong enough to endure and thrive. But the Ducks better not lose another game!!
In the meantime I have been enjoying painting. I recently completed 4 individual 6″x 6″ portraits of “family” of former feral cats that are now pets and a 20″x 16″ acrylic painting of owls titled “Hoo ‘Dat?”