Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dancing with NED

Take a look at this. Find the word IMPRESSION. Then read the words underneath.

It says "No Evidence of Metastatic Disease"! Can you believe it? I really was afraid I would never see those words. What a wonderful surprise.

The description of a vallecula cyst is not related to cancer, so nothing to worry about there.

This is the best report I have had since becoming stage IV. For now, I am (as described in Cancerland) Dancing with Ned.

The reality is there may still be some nodules hidden from view of this CAT scan. The good news is those nodules that had been previously detected have reduced in size to 2mm or smaller. Next time, they may reveal themselves. It would be so wonderful for those nodules to stay hidden or in fact be gone for good. That is obviously what I am hoping will happen. NED doesn't mean I will live longer than someone who has stable disease, though. Survival is directly related to how a person's cancer responds to treatment. 

Nevertheless, I like the way this sounds. TDM-1 has made me very happy indeed.


  1. Thanks, Sandie! You are truly one of my biggest supporters and one of the nicest people I have ever met.

  2. I've only just found your blog so I don't know much about your story ... but this does sound like spectacularly good news. Hooray!

  3. Yes, Rethink Street, it is super spectacular news. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  4. Just read all the posts (your writing is beautiful and your voice so special!).
    I am very happy about the good news! :-)

  5. Raluca, What a wonderful surprise you gave me when I read that you found my writing beautiful. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts and leaving this really nice comment.