All posts for the month February, 2009

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Medical Update #2

Yesterday, (02/16/09), I  (and Jan) got the results of my PET scan done on Friday (the 13th).  No numerological gremlins interfered.  In short, the results were all we hoped for.  It showed my lymph nodes essentially normal without “hypermetabolic foci”  which I take to mean nothing is rapidly growing there.

Unfortunately, my normal oncologist was out of town and the doctor I saw had not been continuously  involved with my case.  Still, he was competent and thorough and said I am doing well.  The only negative was that my red cell count has dropped from what it was two weeks ago.  This accounts for my tiredness and occasional vertigo.  Still, with only one treatment to go, I am sure I can muddle through.

After getting the report, I had my 5th and (hopefully) penultimate chemo treatment.  The treatment went smoothly and without a problem – it’s really getting to be routine.  Next (and last) treatment will be March 2 and after that I hope to get back to what passes for normal.

More as it happens.