Saturday, February 27, 2010

One Year

It's hard to believe that an entire year has flown by since Derek's first appointment with his oncologist. A whole year. Wow. *Pardon me while I take a minute.*

We had a wee bit of a scare at the first of the year that, in the end, turned out to be a lab error. I know I didn't mention it here on the blog, and VERY few people knew about it. So please don't be upset if you weren't in the loop. We just didn't want to sound any bells until we knew something concrete, and one set of numbers simply isn't concrete. Dr. H thought it could be a lab error and ordered additional, more frequent testing to be sure. Needless to say, we were quite relieved when the tests revealed that it was, indeed, just a single set of bad numbers from a lab (that we will no longer be using).

Derek's one-year follow-up went swimmingly. Dr. H couldn't be more pleased, and that's something we couldn't be more pleased about! So that means Derek will get to bump back his testing schedule:  once every two months for bloodwork and once every three four months for CTs & oncology appointments. And, of course, prognosis continues to improve as the likelihood of recurrance goes down dramatically with each passing year.
 
Can I get a WOOT?!

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