Last week I got the results of the CT scans as a follow up to the 12 rounds of chemo I received for colon cancer. The scans showed no signs of cancerous tumor growth so that is great news. I appreciate and am thankful for all the support and prayers I have received. It worked. So I do not have to undergo any chemo treatments for now. I go back to see my oncologist at Sloan Kettering in 3 months. They did find a blood clot in the main portal vein in my stomach. I get blood thinner injections to correct that problem. Evidently blood clots are not uncommon for chemo patients. All in all it is good news. The frustrating thing now is waiting to see what happens next. It feels better when you are taking action steps like chemo to solve the problem. For now I will exercise and eat right and move on and that will be my action steps.
My goal in writing this blog is to get people to schedule yearly appointments with their doctors. All to often these stories get glossed over and everyone just goes about their business. I hope that the details I am sharing will get people to take action. You have to go to the doctor every year to get blood work etc. done. It can save your life so get it done.
Thanks again to everyone for their support and prayers. Here is the link to my Swim Across America page. SAA raises money for cancer research. It is a great organization and we would appreciate your support. http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/TR/OpenWater/LongIslandSound?px=1084546&pg=personal&fr_id=1944