I think the title says it all. I'll let you read it a couple of times until the news sinks in a little.
The PET scan showed no living tumor - yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I'm cancer free! I'm cancer free! My hair will grow back! My next step is to come back in three months for another CT scan to make sure Priscilla isn't trying to sneak back. I have a lot of questions for the doctors that I didn't get a chance to ask so I will call them tomorrow. My first question is, "Can I eat salad now?"
I had some minor bad news to go with this awesome news - one of the tests showed something on the two left nodes of my lungs. It's related to the virus and cough that I've had all week. I met with the Infectious Disease team this afternoon and was thoroughly interviewed and inspected. They think it's some sort of viral pneumonia and took a few tests just to be sure. They gave me some antibiotics and told me to call tomorrow if I'm still having fevers. I had a temperature of 102 this morning, but was completely normal at 2pm. I really want to kick this thing before we go on our vacation to the Outer Banks. The doctors said I should still go and have fun because I'm not deathly ill today, which I would be if it was something really serious.
It still hasn't hit me yet that I'm cancer free because I'm whirling from the viral pneumonia news. I'm trying to be excited, but this other thing kind of put a small black mark on my celebration. Maybe in a couple of hours I'll be jumping up and down with excitement. I called Gina and she was super excited so that definitely helped pump me up some more. I'm certain that once we get to Okacroke, NC on Saturday, I'll be really excited.