Dr. Barbara, my oncologist, had good news today – latest CT Scan is clear and latest chest x-ray is normal! Yeah This is the one year anniversary of my final chemotherapy and radiation treatments, so today’s report is extra good news!
Thanks to the clear CT Scan, I now only need to see Dr. Barbara every 3 months instead of every 6 weeks. Another major milestone in my recovery journey!
My tongue is still sore from time to time, but the “lump” on the right side of the tongue is no larger than it was 6 weeks earlier when first detected by Dr. Barbara. It seems to be aggravated mostly when I eat anything spicy – even mildly spicy.
So I’ve been trying to avoid those kind of foods, but I’m not always successful. Plus, I don’t want to go with just a bland diet. Some pain is worth the pleasure of tasty foods! In any case, the doctors are not worried about the tongue sore. “Let’s just keep an eye on it,” they say, “and let us know if it gets worse.”
I always look forward to my hug from Dr. Barbara because it’s such great therapy. But today’s hug was extra special since it’s my one year “anniversary” and my healing is excellent. I am so grateful and so appreciative of the support and prayers from so many people. Thank you!