Friday, October 23, 2009

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!

Had not been to NY since September. Today I came with Elsa because she had a CT-Scan and PET Scan and came to find out if she could go on with the study drug.

Yes, SHE CAN.

The tumors were stable, even after interrupting the study for a month due to her infection at the port site. Her doctor was very happy and so were we. I am usually very cool in these situations as I am always prepared for whatever news. My thought is always that as long as we can go on trying something else, it's good if something works, but if it does not, then the fight goes on. But this time, since it worked last cycle, I was hoping it would work this cycle too. So I was a bit nervous and hoping for good news, so it was a relief to hear that the drug is working and that it has stabilized her tumors.

Elsa deserves this, so I am really quite happy. I do not even mind that we have to thread through Connecticut traffic now.

Like Maya says: Yayey!

14 comments:

Got Hope? I Do! said...

Awesome News!! I am so happy for you....kicking some cancer butt feels good.

Happy tears in California, I know exactly how this news feels, I am so happy for you!

Now put on your red shoes and go celebrate.

CmmD said...

We say ' yay! yay! yay!' too!

Erin said...

I'm so happy for you!!!

Speedy said...

There are no words, so I wont even try!

:))))))))

Joaquim said...

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again!!!!!!!

tapioca said...

Elsinha,
QUE FELIZES nós todos estamos com essas notícias. HURRAH!
Parabéns Elsa! Parabéns Zé!
(espelho meu....... quem tem um marido melhor do que o teu?!!!)
Beijinhos

Je Vois la Vie en Vert said...

BOA ! Isto tudo acompanhado com o gesto de puxar a alavanca !

beijinhos

Verdinha

Anonymous said...

oi amigos

estou tão contente ... que boa noticia ....valeu

beijinhos

matilde

Isabel Pinto Bastos said...

OI ELSA.O MEU INGLÊS NÃO É EXCELENTE E NÃO SABIA O QUE TINHAS IDO FAZER A NY.(PET scan, CAT scan and LC scan???) EMBORA CONTINUE SEM SABER O QUE ISSO É FIQUEI SUPER FELIZ PELAS NOTICIAS.UM BEIJO ENORME E UM ABRAÇO ACONCHEGADINHO PORTUGUÊS DE PORTUGAL.
PAULA ATLETA

Kathy said...

Great news!!!!
SO happy for you! And, after this makes it through Phase 2 and 3, so many others can benefit too.
Thanks to patients like you, so many others have another option.
Kathy

Elsa D. said...

Thanks! I am really happy for me and other liposarcoma patients.

beijinhos

Nissidhi said...

I am so glad for you Elsa. God bless you!!

Dr. Swill said...

Hello Elsa!

I wanted to let you know about an interesting cancer blog a group of cancer patients have been working on.

A fellow tongue cancer patient was sent home to die. There was nothing more that can be done. Cancer survivors ask him life altering questions.

Please read: Dead Man Talking http://beyondtheglassdoor.blogspot.com

Peace B

CLARINHA said...

VIVA VIVA VIVA E BIBA (como diria a Pinto da Costa).
Muitas saudades... estamos todos muito felizes com as boas novas.