|Doesn't it look lover-ly?|
Anyway, the preliminary results are in (and Dr. Henry called at 8 on the dot to share them). So far, the microbiology stains are negative for cancerous cell growth and infection. He felt confident enough to use the term "continued remission" and did not sound concerned at all by the fact that these results were just prelims. Hallelujah and Thank You Very Much.
This begs the question, what IS wrong with me? I mean, what's causing the shortness of breath, fatigue, lightheadedness, etc.? He says we will give the samples a few more days to cook, and check back on Tuesday for any signs of infection. If they remain negative, I will probably have to go on the pukey P for a while to reduce the inflammation. I promise I won't complain (a lot). While it destroys my stomach and makes me crabby, I much prefer it to any number of alternatives. Regardless, Hawaii does have pharmacies and they even accept US currency, or so I'm told. We can handle it from the sandy beach. Gee, now that I think of it, I hope AT&T has good coverage on the islands...
In any case, we are now free to hula, mai-tai and pina colada out the wazoo. Mahalo to all of you for your positive energy, hopes and prayers (and of course, for your Shutterfly votes back in March - can you believe this really happens??). This has been Scanxiety: The Extended and Melodramatic Version. Meet me back here in 3 months and we'll do it all over again.