Tuesday, March 10, 2009

MRI results...

Good news!

The Avastin is definitely doing the work that we were planning for. It's reducing the swelling around the tumour and by doing so, the chemo will be more effective on taking care of business.

The tumour itself is still the same size, however that is also good news as it shows us that the aggressive side of the cancer has slowed down and are hoping that it is no longer growing!!!

As I mentioned in my last blog, I've been surfing a huge wave of emotion over the last few days. What is very interesting is that when I woke up this morning, I felt very much at peace. The fear and doubt was gone. I also felt that all morning and could feel the good vibe the minute I saw my doctor. Was so happy to see the smile on her face after showing us the MRI.

Will be staying on track for the Avastin treatment next Wednesday and will have the next MRI booked soon.

Definition of huge relief = how I'm feeling right now!

Hope you have all had a great day too!!


Louise and David said...

This IS good news, Ryan. We had checked out the video news link from your last posting and felt confident that Avastin would be right for you, too. Your latest MRI results bear that out.

Even better signs of healing are you own feelings of peace and confidence as you continue your treatment regime and book yet another MRI.

This is definitely a great day for you, Ryan - you've made our day, too, by posting this news so quickly.

Keep surfing this promising wave of healing and hope!

Sincere well-wishes,
Louise and David

BTW . . . last Thursday, we left another candle of hope burning for you, Tasha and Tricia in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.

Tyson said...

Fantastic news, Ryan!

As well, with the news that came out last week that the Alberta Government is going to start covering Avastin, things are looking even more positive!

Best wishes,

Tyson & Tanja.