Monday, December 19, 2011

Checkup Time

I saw my oncologist last Thursday.  Man, I hate those 7am appointments for a blood draw!  All these years and I am still not a morning person.  But the news was pretty good.  The abscessed lesion on my back that was removed earlier this month, was not cancer.  Hooray!  Just some other skin disorder.  My blood counts were normal in every particular and despite my grumbling about the swollen node in my neck, Dr. Martins doesn't think it has grown any.  So there you are.   He says I have an indolent tumor.  Happy to have that.  Let's hope it goes to sleep.  For a long time.

And if you haven't seen this presentation, please check it out.  Color coding for cancer surgery.  It's 16 minutes but well worth your while.  Among other things, you will learn why surgeries are scheduled so darn early.  And I thought lawyers were the hidebound traditionalists!

Off to Minneapolis this Friday for a quick holiday visit with my children.  Season's best wishes to all of you!


Anonymous said...

Yay, Regina! I am ALL for indolence in anything bad.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!


odp said...

Woo-hoo! Any good news is good news! Have a Happy Christmas! I suppose it's going to be one of those traditional White Christmases (like I've never had) .

kmadeleine said...

So happy to read the good news! Wish you all a Happy and Fun Christmas! Looking forward to see you and the Seattle group in January. --- Madeleine