I have some good news to share. Had a call from my CyberKnife doctor the other night to discuss the results of the latest CT since the last treatment in Dec. She said the tumor on my right upper lobe is obliterated. I have some residual radiation inflammation and everything looked as she expected and no swollen lymph nodes. I get another CT in 3 mo. and if the inflammation is still there, I go on a short round of steroids. After that, we do a PET at the one year mark. I know life can change in heartbeat, but right now I am relieved, joyous and grateful for the support of friends, family and forum family who understand and offer assistance, comfort and encouragement. My daughter was visiting from Washington at the time and it was the first time we've been together in 2 years and she and I and Hubs did our happy dance!
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I am very happy for the both of you 💗💗💗Fantastic news!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Aww that is great news dunnellon! And a happy dance to celebrate 🎉 sounds perfect! 🤗😘🌺
We do love good news stories on the dodgy lung site as it kind of gives us all a boost so hopefully your stories will continue for some time to come.Keep on dancing,it could become infectious and thats the sort of virus we would all like to catch.
I feel you all are my dancing partners! Kick up heels when we can!
So pleased for you, and lovely to be able to share it with your daughter.Happy dance? Share a video?
Wonderful news dunnellon, I have joined in and had a jig round the kitchen, happy days x
That is such great news to hear. These 'new generation' of life saving, radiotherapy, machines really are a miracle of modern science. You can now look forward to a new, stress free, lease of life. I wish you well in the future, with the new outlook on life that all cancer survivors feel.
What great news! What a great time to do your Happy Dance!
Wonderful news dunnellon! I’m very happy for you.
Well done lovely to hear some good news for a change
It is fun to share some positive vibes!
Thats such lovely news to read on a Sunday morning. 👏 👏 💐💐 💐
Great news for you dunnellon and your daughter being here at the time was the icing on the cake.
Fantastic news for you dunnellon. Xxx💖💜💖
🙌🙌 great news and how wonderful your daughter was there to share and celebrate too x
How lovely to get good news!👍
Wonderful news! Keep dancing!xx Moy
Great news, what a relief for you. Lovely your daughter could share and celebrate with you 👏🍾
Brilliant news, so happy for you. Jax 🐶
That all sounds very positive, really pleased to hear such good news😊👍😊👍
Fantastic news dunnellon, and to have family with you to celebrate was just perfect xxx
Wonderful news! It can seem like a lifetime waiting for those scan results, but when the news is so good, then it's worth the wait!
I've had Gamma Knife surgery to two separate brain lesions in the past 9 months, and do wish we had it for the lungs too! - I've had a course of SABR treatment for the lung ones, and while it was stable at the last scan, I can't help wishing I could have the Gamma Knife treatment for those.
Seems the first brain lesion is still in the icky looking stage, and the second was only seen/done last month, so the first scan for that will be perhaps July.
Wishing you well for future scans ...may they always be good!
Wishing you well too MacColl. Xxx
Wishing you well too! My first scan was a baseline at 1 mo. and didn't show any change. This one was 3 mo. after that. I feel very fortunate to be able to have the CyberKnife treatment. I know of many in the meningioma (Meningioma Mamas and Papas) forum who have had much success with Gamma Knife, and CyberKnife is becoming more popular here as a first line treatment rather than only for those who aren't good candidates for surgery.
Thank you - much as I dislike the scans in case all is not well, it's good that this one was found quickly, The first was only found after it had caused a seizure during the night in April last year.I always need to have two scans: a CT in radiology, and then up to the Neurosciences dept for an MRI. (I ask the first to leave the cannula in to avoid having two). Last month, the lung CT was stable but the brain MRI showed this new small one.
Very grateful to have the Gamma Knife unit in Leeds, but as far as I know, it's only set up for brain and neck tumours.
I must ask about this type of treatment for lungs next time we see the consultant.
I wasn't offered Gamma for my meningioma tumor. My lung tumor was found due to a PET scan ordered by the neurosurgeon after a meningioma was found on an MRI. The M was in my spine, C3-C5 and removed surgically. I was to the point of numb hands and foot and gait was off and trippy and I had allodyinia from my armpits down. The allodynia went away immediately. The hands still have numb thumbs and the toes of the foot remain numb but, all in all, liveable....good enough to happy dance!👍
That really is awesome to hear. Good luck in the future tests and pray it will not return.
Well done 👏👏
Wishing a happy dance for all!
What a wonderful happy dance you all had,so pleased for you.
Thank you rOyal Albert! It was quite a jump! Thank goodness no cameras!
So pleased to hear this👍
Thank you Debs!
Wonderful news dunnellon. I am just waiting to hear when I can get cyber knife treatment. Mine us in the same place as yours
Hello dunnellon. Wonderful news I’m so glad for you
Hello Osha. I'm sure you're looking forward to your CyberKnife treatments! It's an awesome machine. I nicknamed it "Badass"! Let us know how it goes for you.