Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Good News!

Sean got his bloodwork results back today and his AFP level is down to 9! That's entirely within the "normal" range which means that he's in remission for a 3rd time. 3rd time's a charm, right? This means that he won't be doing chemo, at least not for now. We're still not out of the woods yet, but it's a great start! He'll continue to have his AFP levels checked once a month for the next year. He'll see Dr. Chandramouli next in October and until then we will continue to pray that he stays in remission. He'll be even further out of the woods at the 6 month mark which will be in February 2010 and even more so next summer, so long as everything stays normal and all scans stay clear between now and then. We're very hopeful that this is the end of this nightmare. Sean is still nervous about starting the fall semester though, for fear of his cancer returning and him needing to drop all of his classes and throw away a semester's worth of money all over again (He's finished 1 full semester since he was diagnosed). Keep us in your prayers and thoughts as we start to hope for a chance to get started on a somewhat normal life together. Our first anniversary is coming up on the 20th of this month but it seems like we've been married for 50 years already. For now though, no news is good news and we'll try NOT to update until his next bloodwork is due at the beginning of September. Check back then for, hopefully, a continuation of his remission.

1 comment:

Miss Megan said...

I'm so happy for your good news! Thank you for keeping up on the blog so we all know what is going on. It has been really great! Good luck this semester in school. *hugs*