20 September 2006

Cancer Update

GH has chemo today, as he has nearly every Wednesday since the twins were born even if I haven't blogged about it much. Truth be told, his treatments are going pretty well. His platelets, while low, have stabilized at a level where is oncologist feels comfortable treating him pretty aggressively, and he's been tolerating the treatments relatively well. He deals with the usual side effects, fatigue and diarrhea being the main ones, but they have been less severe lately than in the past.

Next week, on Tuesday, he'll have a CT scan to see how the tumors look. I've noticed many things lately that confirm my status as an optimist, and here's another one: every time GH has a CT, I think, "This will be the time they discover that his tumors are GONE!" or, "This will be the time that they realize that this whole cancer diagnosis was just a colossal screw-up; he's actually fine." While in my heart of hearts I know this will not happen, part of me still holds out hope.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, for him, for Maddie, for Riley, for us.

8 comments:

bg's Little Sis said...

Fingers crossed, you all are in my prayers, hope things go better than expected. I hated CT days too with my daughter.

edgeofnormal said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with hope or optimism. It's probably part of what has gotten you both this far.

I always pray for you all.

lct said...

Always.

Yankee, Transferred said...

You are always on my mind and in my heart. Always. I agree, your optimism is probably what carries you.

Emmie (Better Make It A Double) said...

Crossing fingers, and I'm so glad you had a better night's sleep. While it'll be a while before this happens reliably, it's a taste of what's to come, and that is a beautiful thing.

Dorcasina said...

holding you in the light--all of you. i know that in retrospect, hope and denial look a lot alike, but hope will carry you a long way. he's doing miraculously well; i for one would love to see further miracles--

Leggy said...

Got everything crossed for all of you.

weigook saram said...

Sending good thoughts your way.