free from cancer – part 2
Continuing from my last Blog – Free from Cancer
… I had my CT Scan the day after my 4th Chemo and got a phone call from the Hospital some 7 days later basically saying that the Radiologist wasn’t available that particular week to analyse the results and would I mind hanging on for another week until they could review the findings.
A nurse then called the week after and I was told that although the results were looking good they were still inconclusive and could I please hang on for another week when my Doctor would then review the data and let me know at my next visit. My wife at this point started laughing and said “your results must have been so good that they’re waiting for the Doctor to confirm them …”.
Anyway, I saw my Doctor – who’s not the worlds best encourager or communicator for that matter – some 2 days before my 5th Cemo and here’s how it went …
I’m led into the Doctor’s office, he’s writing something – presumably in my file – and other than a cursory glance doesn’t look up.
“So … I understand that the Nurse has spoken to you last week?”
“Yes doctor,” I replied, “… she called me and said the results were quite good…”
The doctor doesn’t look up. He doesn’t respond, just continues writing.
“no, not good!
“pardon”, I said
“no, the results are not good!
“I’m sorry,” I said, “I don’t understand …?!
“the results are not good, (he pauses here for eternity to catch up…) they’re Excellent !
I’m totally at a loss at this point and he simply turns the computer monitor around for me to see and there in black and white is the Radiologists report stating “95% reduction in all tumours – and in only 4 Chemotherapy treatments … !”
To say I was flabbergasted was an understatement!
He then went on to say that I’d have to have a further 2 treatments and a CT Scan thereafter where he would then review if I could be discharged!
ISN’T GOD GREAT!!!???
Stay tuned for the next exciting episode of “God in my life” xxx