Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Big News

Team Miner:

Meet NED (a.k.a. Jeff Miner) who has "no evidence of disease!"  The doctor (finally) called this morning and reported that Jeff's scan was clean.  The PET did not show any lymphoma in his tumor sites, his lymph nodes, anywhere.  

This is the best news we could have hoped for so we are pretty elated over here.  I will confess that I was not anticipating this, so I am extremely delighted.  

However, this changes nothing going forward in terms of treatment.  Jeff still has two cycles of R-EPOCH and two of the methotrexate bonus rounds to go.  The goal of this remaining chemo will be to absolutely wipe out any remaining cancer cells that would have evaded detection in the PET.  


In other - less momentous, but also exciting news - Stella is sleeping really well in her new bed.  Lydia just rolled over (for approximately the third time ever) and, in a move that surprised us all given that her mood has been pretty congenial, she cut her first tooth!  

Thanks to everyone for the recipe submissions.  You all will be keeping me busy cooking for these next two rounds.

Katina

21 comments:

jamiecallowayhanauer.com said...

WOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

helen seestadt said...

YAY!!!!

Vedrana Balta said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wanksta said...

YES!!

Jennifer said...

SO happy to hear this habibti - thinking of you. Lost your phone number, been wanting to call. If you're up for a call sometime, do send over!

stacita said...

Great news on all fronts!!!!!!!!

Mrs Snoopy JD said...

Amazing news! I hope you are blasting the Rocky theme song all over the Dogpatch right now.

BethC said...

Wahoo!

t-dawg said...

SPECTACULAR!!!

Brooke said...

Fantastic news! Big hugs and high fives to all of you.

Sandra Sands said...

Yahooooooooooooooo

Dawn said...

Best news!!!!

Michael Palmquist said...

Really, really excellent news. All the best wishes for the next phase of treatment and a speedy return to "life as normal".

Marion Franck said...

This is wonderful! I'm limiting myself to one exclamation point only so that the world's supply will not be used up in response to your great news.

Buck said...

Hooray!!! Wonderful news!!!

Melissa said...

yàaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

Tia Jah Wynne Ayers said...

Great news all around! Will keep praying, though. 😉

dbaa5158-ffdc-11e2-ac72-000bcdcb5194 said...

I like to check before my prayer time and boy is that great news. I had been going to encourage you with what a friend told me when my husband was out of work at age 60. "Don't you give up hope and don't let him give up hope.) That situation for us isn't comparable to yours but having hope is good in all situations. Right now I am rejoicing along with you and Jeff and all the family.

Unknown said...

A fantastic update. Keep 'em coming. :)

Nick Larson said...

Hooray Indeed! Glad to hear the good news.

Denise said...

Happy Happy HAPPY - Joy Joy JOY!!!!!!