Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thankful for our doctor

Aren't those BEAUTIFUL graphs?!

We arrived at 8:15 this morning so Harv could prep for the CT scan which was scheduled for 9:30. All went well and then we just needed to wait until Dr. Lin had a chance to review the scan. Our appointment with him was scheduled for 2:30. 

So, we moseyed on over to University Village to do mostly window-shopping and grab a bite to eat. We still had time to sit around in the waiting room when we got back.

Fortunately, Dr. Lin was able to see us a little bit early.

Now, I apologize ahead of time for lack of colorful words and detailed explanation, but what I was mostly lookin' for at this appointment was a general announcement of good news. 

And, we got it.

Here's a sampling of the notes I took while at the appointment:
  • CEA count today was 44!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • "Remarkable response" to the treatment
  • can potentially get rid of the tumors
  • "almost gone" in the colon
  • a few more rounds of chemo (We have 4 more infusions scheduled.)
  • another scan in 9 weeks
  • will evaluate after that and determine next steps in treatment -- possibly including surgery, maybe including radiation and that will be followed by a maintenance treatment
  • Harv has gained some weight back since the start of treatment.
  • Dr. Lin was interviewed by and will be on Lifetime discussing this treatment plan.
I almost cried because it was such a wonderful appointment... And, I ended our appointment by giving Dr. Lin a hug.

Thankful once again. ♥

12 comments:

shelley said...

WOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!

djhere said...

This is truly astonishing news. Takes my breath away. Big love to all

Zuneamama said...

That GoFightWin theory works! You go guy and other people involved!!☺ ☺ ☺

Trisha said...

This is SOOOO good to hear! I think of you guys all the time and will keep praying!! xoxo

Betsy True said...

Awesomeness!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Jennifer said...

Words cannot express how ecstatic I am for you guys! What incredible news. :-)

cat said...

Praise the LORD for answered prayers! What glorious news ~ so excited for the Chute family. Will we know when Dr. Lin is on Lifetime so we can watch?

Tobi said...

I have chills (and a tear in my eye.) This is wonderful news. GFW!!!

Jennifer T said...

AMAZING!!! So happy!

Laurel said...

Bawling Carrie!! God is soooooo good!!!!

Laurel said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Barbara said...

Fantastic!