And good news is good news too.
I haven't had a whole lot to report lately. Things have been pretty quiet and I rather hope they stay that way. I guess that's just how this stage of treatment works; things are either boring or bad. Given the choices, I'd prefer boring. It'd be nice if I could try out one of those new treatments even if only for something to write about.
I did get a call from my neuro-oncologist in Manhattan with a bit of good news. He and his fellow took it upon themselves to go over my MRIs since the end of my radiation treatment, pixel by pixel. They're in agreement that my cancer has not merely been stable, but has not changed in the slightest. They are increasingly of the opinion that the two dots of enhancement that show up on my MRI are actually just scar tissue, which I've got to say would be pretty awesome. So far that doesn't equate to any sort of change in my ongoing treatment, but they say if there hasn't been any change by October we can discuss ending my chemotherapy early. That wouldn't quite be a confirmation that I'm cured, but it's about as close as I can get. I'll take it.
In other news, the good people over at Cancer Forums have offered me a position as a moderator in their Brain Cancer section, and I have accepted. To anyone who hasn't taken a look yet, it's a great community that offers support, advice, networking, and even just a sounding board for all patients of all kinds of cancer, as well as their friends, families and caretakers. The stories told on those boards are honest, sometimes sad, sometimes inspiring, and I am honored for the opportunity to help maintain the level of quality that brought me there in the first place. I've made many friends through my participation in the forum, including regular posters, other moderators, and the occasional individual who has contacted me privately for advice. I like to think that maybe I've helped a few people along the way. It's a great resource and I would recommend it to anyone.
Happy Leap Day, everyone.