Wednesday, May 14, 2008

a blue ribbon day

The Patient visited his head and neck surgeon for his 18-month check-up. He poked, peered, stuck his finger down the Patient's throat and finally said, "Good. Very good." The result?

Tomorrow he goes to see the oncologist. We are hoping for another blue ribbon.

It's been a long two years, but he is one of the very lucky ones who has been "cured" of this dreadful disease. He needs to continue with periodic checks; after tomorrow he's good for another 6 months. After that it will be yearly. A small inconvenience to put up with. Meanwhile, his taste is almost back to normal, his stamina has returned, but no weight gain. He still has trouble eating meat or chicken ~ too fibrous and dry ~ but is getting better with salads, crackers, peanuts and other crunchy or crispy foods. The doc today said that it will be about 2 years before the meat thing will be resolved. His return to good health is worth any measly meat sacrifice!


At 2:41 PM, Blogger mary ann said...

This is excellent news! I admire you both...


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