Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Is That all There Is?

Vampboy's MRI scans came back with "no evidence of disease" yesterday. So, for today, we can rest a bit easier knowing that we've bitch-slapped cancer into the corner.

Sadly it is short-lived, as we know that the fact there is a corner that cancer can run to means we aren't out of the woods yet. The question is -- will we ever be? One of the first patients with AT/RT treated with this protocal has died, after relapsing 5 years after treatment. While others have survived beyond that, there aren't enough to capture the "survival rate". One cancer cell is all it takes to go from a cure to "buying time before the inevitable".

Time is the big question -- but we were given a little more today. We'll take it.


Stephen said...

So glad to hear that. Another day to enjoy him running through the supermarket!

*squishy hugs*

Steve said...

Congrats and enjoy this precious moment. You all deserve it.

Fez said...

Qualified good news but good news all the same. Hope and love remain with you!

- Heather

pete said...

Great news. Continue to savor the little moments of joy, peace and investigation.

"the manny"

Papa Bradstein said...

You're right--time is the big question, and all of us Bradsteins are glad to hear that the answer today is that you have more of it.

Lawyer Mama said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations.

Lainey-Paney said...

Wonderful news.


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