so there!

Had another appointment with the surgeon yesterday.  Just a week later, and he said that the tumor had continued to shrink, and was much softer.  He felt encouraged.  He says that he’d like to have me come in to the hospital, and under anesthesia he’ll remove all of the tumor material and do detailed biopsies.  If there is no sign of any cancer, he says that he’ll be satisfied to stop at that.    (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

He claims that the chances of this are about 10-15 percent.  I’m a wicked lucky guy. I’ll take those odds.

This could happen as soon as the week before thanksgiving, though he says that there’s no particular advantage to it.  If it’s up to me, I’ll wait until just after.

Even more exciting, however, is that he said it was fine for me to ride a real bike again (I asked him to break it to Alberto for me..  like a kid going to dad when mom says no.)  So I went straight home and tuned up the white track bike that’s been patiently waiting for me on the bike room wall.  YAY!

0 Replies to “so there!”

  1. That’s fantastic news! Nice to see you smiling in the panda shot. And Panda shots are much easier when you’re comfortably seated. 🙂

  2. Fantabulous news!

    When I saw this thumbnail on flickr, I thought you
    were dressed as a superhero “flying” in a cape.
    Now I realize you are!

  3. !!!!!!!!!! Tears of joy, my friend.

    Tonight I am unfortunately attending funeral services for an acquaintance who did not beat cancer. He fought the good fight for several years but sometimes life is ridiculously unfair to some people.

    But then there’s your news! I don’t know if this is the universe balancing itself, but I am deliriously happy for and proud of you. Godspeed, Ez.

  4. I’m happy to hear this. I’m not the praying sort, but I am trying to muster up some good karma and hand it off to you. Hopefully the assless bike will become a wall trophy for good!

  5. You kicked some serious ass!!

    Amazing how your news put a skip in my step and a smile on my face all day today for someone I don’t even know!!

    I am so very, very happy for you (and for Hillary and Putney!!) and all the ass kicking you have done so far!

  6. Yaaaaayyyy! I am so happy for you! I knew you were too strong to be defeated!!!

    (by the way, I am going to start on the t-shirt spoon girl project. I finally moved into the new studio and I’m almost ready to resume printmaking)