On Wednesday, Chris saw the oncologist. I am still a bit blown away by what was reported, but here goes. . . the scans show no malignancy in his lung. This is obviously good news. However, the tumors in his brain remain unchanged.
I was still in North Carolina, with the boys, visiting my parents on Wednesday, so I did not get to go with Chris. He’s not one for talking on the phone and he sounded exhausted, so I didn’t get to ask many questions.
I arrived home from NC on Thursday (the boys are staying another week and get home next Friday) and got to speak with Chris. I am still perplexed.
Chris said that the doctor did not make a big deal about the radiology report, but did get copies for Chris so I could see them. They are continuing the same treatment and that is about it. What I totally don’t get is, if we know that the tumors were in his lungs in April, and that they were unchanged (and have basically remained unchanged for over a year), how is there no sign of malignancy now? Nothing has changed in Chris’ treatment. It wasn’t like the tumors were getting smaller and now they are gone. It has me quite confused.
Don’t misunderstand me, the news is positive. I just don’t get it. I almost feel like we started at Point A and now are at Point C but skipped Point B. My brother is on vacation this week and I will “bother” him when he gets back and either read him the reports or have Chris fax them to me. Then, perhaps, he can explain this to me. Then I’ll see if I can explain it to everyone else.