Monday, March 28, 2011


I have several updates that I wrote while I was on the road that I haven't posted yet. I didn't realize that I hadn't sent them to the blog. I'll get that done this week. But, in case you haven't heard the great news...

the doctors at MD Anderson found no new spots of Cancer. The tiny spots on my neck are still there, but they haven't changed in size ... still just 3 spots that are about 2 millimeters each. Nothing of concern at all. So we are calling it a remission still. Yeah! The numerous biopsies they took of my GI system had raised some suspicions; however, it just appears that the Cancer was originally in my stomach.

What's good about that is that it appears the primary source of the Cancer would have been the stomach, which means I'm less likely to relapse soon. Therefore, I don't need to go back for check ups every 3 months as originally planned. The doctor said he'll see me in 6 months. YEAH! As long as I don't have any new lumps and as long as I don't become symptomatic again, then I just get to kick back and be "Cancer Free" for 6 months.

Also, on the good news front ...

We received test results back from Ryan's Metabolic Geneticist. Remember they were rechecking some of his tests ... zinc, thyroid, protein levels. Well, they all came back in normal ranges. This is good news; however, if I'm being honest, I have some mixed feelings about this news.

The mixed feelings just come from a place of wishing there were an easy fix for everything. I guess it would have been nice to have learned that he had a zinc deficiency and simply giving him x amount of zinc would resolve everything.

I definitely accept Ryan as he is and will always love him and cherish the blessings that come with his challenges. But, there is a part of me that longs for an "easy" fix.

I suspect any Mom would.