Monday, November 5, 2007

Joe's news

It turns out that the tumor that Joe had removed is the lowest grade of Lymphoma there is. It is a very slow growing cancer & the Dr assured Joe that people with this type of cancer usually go on to live several more decades.

To which Joe replied that; as a 60+ year old man, several more decades is a good thing.

He had a PET scan of the lymphatic system, done on Thursday so we should hear the results of that by mid next week. Depending on the outcome of that - we are believing that there are no more tumors - Joe will have some radiation treatment to the area where they removed the tumor & that should be that...

What a wonderful outcome, eh?

An added bonus to all of this is that Joe has had chronic sinus problems for over 10 years getting worse each year & it seems that this tumor was the cause of it all, as the sinus problem has cleared up! That is a huge relief too..

My dear Mother has improved somewhat too & is able to walk to the dining room for meals witht he aid of her walker & encouragement from the assistants at the home. She is getting more & more frail as time goes by tho & it makes me regret being so far from her..

7 comments:

Lora said...

WONDERFUL news about Joe! Glad things look good for him!!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thanks Lora, it sure was a huge relief when the Dr told us what it was.

KV said...

Came by to check on you and your husband -- so glad you both had good news this week!

Hang in there, Ellen . . .

Kathy V in NM

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thanks Kathy - yep we keep bouncing back ;9

beadbabe49 said...

another relieved reader here...glad to hear joe's good news! sorry about your mum...mine is also beginning to experience multiple problems but thankfully is only about 6 hours away!

freebird said...

Glad to hear about your husband and sad about your mother. When it rains, it pours doesn't it? Does the beading help keep you sane?

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you Bobbi, he is real happy -me too ;9

Reaching this age that we are now & still having a Mother is amazing, is it not?

I remember my Maternal Grandmother passing on, I was only around 10 & my Mother was in her 40s I think. Grandmother was only 66 when she left, so I know I am fortunate to have had my Mother around this long & yet it still doesn't make it any eaiser to know that she will be gone soon

Thanks Freebird & yes my beading keeps me sane if I can be called sane.. I do know it calms me & I'd most likely be climbing walls without it LOL