Thursday, May 8, 2014

Another Chapter Closed

After several reschedules, we finally met up with Dr Nguyen to review the latest hip MRI post radiation. He advised it looked good. Of course, it still shows a lesion on his bone. Now it is just an empty space, sans the plasmocytoma. We hope new bone growth fills it in. It's a wait and see game. One new thing did show on this MRI, a acetabular labral tear, which basically is the cartilage and connective tissue around the hip socket. We think this may explain the hip pain the husband has been experiencing. His pain seemed more mechanical than cancer related. So we will be headed to see Dr Ward in a few weeks to have him look at the hip socket and tear. Figure out where we go from here.  Plus, being a bone cancer specialist and working with patients with plasmocytoma, we hope he can really explain what is to be expected.

The medical oncologist also personally called the husband yesterday to advise there was no need to see her for 3 months. She would schedule him down the road and let us know. Yay!

So we said goodbye to Dr Nguyen yesterday. It was our last visit!

Now the next chapter begins and we're more than ready!


11 comments:

Foxterriermom said...

Prayers answered!

lisa said...

Fantastic news!

small farm girl said...

I'm soooo happy for you guys!!!! This is great news! Not about the tear mind you, but I'm sure he would rather have that than the cancer. Yay!!!!!!

Mom M said...

you two look wonderful. I love both of you. take care and Kit thanks for all the positive spin on all the news. you had been the rock and the thread that holds this together while George had the tough job of doing the medical stuff.. you two are amazing and i am greatful you are both doing well.. I am blessed to have you in my life. Love you Mom M

Anonymous said...

Spectacular!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Good news:)

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Weekend Cowgirl said...

That is wonderful and I know that you are enjoying time together with maybe not quite as much worrying. Hoping that he feels better soon! Prayers sent your way...

MOM M said...

havent heard much from you.. hope all is well take care.
love mom

the Goodwife said...

Girl! I'm sorry that I had no idea ya'll were going through all this! You are in my thoughts and prayers always, and will continue! Hugs from KY!!