Friday, October 17, 2008

Scan Results

I’ll make this brief. The scan results for both my chest and head & neck showed no evidence of cancer. My next appointment will be in 4 to 6 weeks for a follow up. The last detectable cancer was removed from my body surgically on October 18 2007. That means I’m half way (1 year) through a period of “no evidence of disease.” If/when I hit the two year mark at this time next year without a recurrence, it will mean that I’m in remission. I think this is a great thing. But, as Gust Avrakotos (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) in Charlie Wilson’s War said of the Zen master's statement, “we’ll see.” I’m just recently beginning to think longer term. More on this later as my thoughts and plans crystallize.

That’s it for now. Thanks for checking in and take care of yourself.