Can I call myself the Teflon Don (at least for now)?
I’ve been asked to post an update as a certain someone is tired of repeating herself.
Just got back from the oncologist and the overall message is a good one. I do not need to start chemo right away, although it is still inevitable. My tumor markers continue their steady climb and the CT clearly shows tumor growth.
While the cancer is active, my good doc asked me if I’d like to continue my “vacation” from chemotherapy. What with a handful of weddings in the coming months and my overall good looks and sunny disposition, we’ve decided to wait. As she said, “The most important number is ‘quality of life.'” And, boy, do I know how to manage THOSE numbers!
Assuming all remains as is, next step will be a PET scan in early June, with a follow-up appointment at the end of the month. When the doc cautioned me to be honest with myself (and with her) if I’m not feeling well, I asked her if I’ve been wrong yet. She admitted that I haven’t.
So, another bullet dodged. Now, go enjoy the spring.