Good News – Amber’s MRI scan came back looking good!
It was a pretty long day, with us leaving the house around 8:00 and getting back home about 5:00. We started with an early visit with Dr. Gillan in the Hem/Onc clinic, then went downstairs for the MRI, and returned to Hem/Onc to get the results.
The scan came back looking good – there are no signs of any regrowth, at all!! This isn’t just “good” – this is as good as it could have possibly been. As Dr Martin said to us today: there are times when we need to have detailed, serious conversations, but then there are days like today – today is a High Five Kind of Day!
We have used several metaphors and analogies over the past 4 months — Eating the Elephant and the Whale, a Superhero Battle, a Journey of Many Steps . Well, today we took a megasize bite of the Whale, won a significant battle against a Supervillain, and passed an important milemarker in our Journey.
But we are not done with this. Cancer is not so easy. A clean scan today does not mean she is cured — it just means that it isn’t aggressively attacking at this moment, but could be still hiding somewhere in that brain. We will be returning for MRIs frequently (every 6 weeks, for now) to watch carefully, and with the help of CCMC we will be ready to act when we need to. We still have a lot of Whale left on our plate, several Supervillains in this war, and much distance left of this Journey.
But today – we celebrate. We thank the doctors and all medical professionals that have helped get us this far. We thank everyone who has been praying, sending us positive thoughts, and supporting us through this. We offer a prayer of thanks to God for granting us such a blessing today. And we continue to pray, and ask others to pray, for Amber’s positive results to continue into the future – until we have devoured the Whale, finished off the final Supervillain in this war, and reached the point of this crazy Journey where all we see is smooth sailing ahead.
Thank you all, God Bless.