Friday, December 12, 2008

Last Update From Indianapolis

Karen and I are still here in Indianapolis. We are going to have to stay a couple days longer than we had originally planned but it looks like our flight home will be on Tuesday the 16th. I'm still in the hospital recovering and I'm starting to feel a little better. My blood counts are all still pretty low and the biggest issue this round has been that I can't eat anything at all. I throw up even water within a couple hours so that has been kind of a hassle. It should resolve itself within the next couple days as my white blood cells come back.

We did get some great news this morning. The best news that we could have hoped for actually. Dr. Einhorn scheduled a CT scan for yesterday morning and we got the results. Dr. Einhorn is moving this weekend so he hasn't been in the hospital but he sent this e-mail to his nurse to give to us. I'll just quote exactly what it says:

"Jackie, could you please let BMT patient Sean Martella know that has had a truly SPECTACULAR remission with complete disappearance of his liver metastases as well as disappearance of his enlarged abdominal lymph nodes. He is in a COMPLETE REMISSION. Please feel free to deliver this e-mail directly to him. Thanks."

So, that's it. It's the best Christmas present I could have possibly received this year. My cancer has never been completely gone before and it feels great. I feel like prayers have definitely been answered. I've got a 70% chance now that it wont come back ever again and I feel confident that it wont. We will continue to update the blog as time goes on.

I just want everyone to know that I'm very thankful for everything that has been done on mine and Karen's behalf. I can't express my gratitude in words as well as I would like. Merry Christmas everybody!

Love, Sean

6 comments:

Mel said...

That is the best news I have heard all day!!! Congrats to you and Karen, you guys deserve it! I am impressed with how you guys have handled this whole situation. You are an example to all!

Eric C. Taylor said...

Awesome news guys.

Kathy said...

We have definitely received our Christmas miracle! I love you both so much! See you soon!

Mom

Ann Marie said...

So awesome!
I am extremely happy for you, and hope you will be able to eat, and get back to your regular life soon.

Anita said...

Definitely the best Christmas gift ever. You did it!!

Tl said...

Glad to hear this!
I Hope you recover Fully and Properly, and enjoy your Christmas.. And all of the many future ones you can expect with your family :)

It's nice to hear something good happening once in a while :)