Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!! Scan results in!!

YEAH!!!! I've only wished on one birthday candle today and already got good news.  Scans show:

MIBG results: Findings are consistent with interval response to treatment with residual MIBG avid widespread osseous metastasis.

CT scan chest, abdomen, and pelvis results: 1. Stable postsurgical changes/soft tissue in the retroperitoneum and enlarged left inguinal and iliac lymph nodes. No interval progression of disease.

2. Stable diffuse osseous metastatic disease.

In English...this means, that yes, Lisa still has lots of cancer, BUTTTTTTT the cancer in her bone is reduced including the skull bone on the left, spine, sternum, ribs, and pelvic bone AND there was no progression shown on CT Scan, in fact some of the lymph nodes are smaller. This means cancer did respond to the chemo and has shrunk in some areas and not progressed any since last scans in January.  It's a small win, but we will take it!!! Best birthday news EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm down right giddy to hear this news!!! A happy dance to all.

And, happy, happy, happy birthday, Linda. Wishing you many more good wishes met like this.

Lisa and the McMasters rock!!!!

And, hip hip hooray on the good news for Maranda!!!!

Maranda and the McMasters rule!!!

And, hot diggity dog for Chrissy and Tommy, you are great!!!!

Chrissy and the McMasters roll!!!

Tommy and the McMasters rock, rule, and roll!!!

You are all the best and my heroes. I'm so blessed to know you all.

Much love and positive energy heading your way,
Pam

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful!

Awesome news!!!! We will contine to pray. This news makes me so happy!
Much love,
Jeanette

Anonymous said...

Great News!!!! All our love to everyone. If you are looking to do more painting we have great with 18' ceiling and a loft the needs some attention and I'm sure these would take your mind off the problems-just kidding love to hear the news. We'll continue to offer our daily mass and prayers. Aunt Del & Uncle Gerry

Lynn said...

A win is a win is a win.

Go, Lisa! Go, Maranda! Go, McMasters! Happy Birthday, Mama McMaster!

Sending you peaceful, loving, healing energy, plus extra birthday mojo.

XOXO
Lynn

Jodi Clous said...

Great News Mama!!! AND...Happy Birthday to ya'!!! Talk to you soon, I hope! Jodi