Friday, April 9, 2010

What's going on with Emily

I miss updating the blog, but at the same time it's nice to have had a little break. Emily is still doing really well, bouncing back into what will be her "normal" life. I have no medical updates because we haven't seen a doctor since the end of treatment tests. she looks great, she has energy and is happy to be done.

Last night we got to share her story at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Emily did a great job speak and I helped her out a bit too.

We are off to have some fun and I'll have a full update when we are back from our trip.

Friday, April 2, 2010

All of Emily's tests were clear.

Today was the big day at Packard to get the results of Emily's CT, Chest Xray, Blood Test, PET Scan, and Spinal Fluid, and Bone Marrow tests that were done this week. The wonderful news is that all tests were free and clear of cancer ! We are all very happy and relieved that she made it through treatment.

So, what's next? Next month she is going to have an EKG and ECCOgram to assess her heart. One of the medications she was on causes heart damage. They did a scan at the beginning of treatment, and they will compare it with end of treatment to assess how much damage was done. We aren't that worried, I expect some damage to her heart, but I also have the feeling that whatever they observe will heal itself over time. If not, then Stanford is one of the leading Cardiac centers in the country and we'll be in good care.

Other than that she has an appointment to see Dr. Link in about 5 weeks. Until then she doesn't need to worry about her cancer, and we are going to try not to worry either.

I am planning to keep the blog going, but much less frequently than I have been. When she gets her monthly checkups I'll update the blog. Other than that we are going to try to return to our normal somewhat boring lives.

Thanks for listening and letting me "vent" through the toughest thing I've ever had to go through. Also thanks for supporting Tracy and Haley. And most of all for Emily. We feel all the support and love.