We dropped Ethan at school this morning and then travelled to Papworth for our 10.30am appointment with Paul's Oncologist.
We were called into a room with one of his registrars and a nurse just before our appointment time which was great.
The registrar introduced herself and told us she knew we were there for the results of a recent CT scan and that it was good news! In fact, on questioning it was great news!
Paul's last CT scan (as you might remember from previous blogs) was back on 7th May 2013. His current scan was taken on 7th January 2016. Two years and eight months on and a quote from the Radiology report states 'stable appearances with no evidence of disease progression'.
The registrar even told us that she and our oncologist had actually checked back on Paul's biopsy pathology reports to actually check the results did say Mesothelioma.
She was very happy to have been able to pass on good news. I'm sure we even saw her eyes well up.
We asked for a copy of the CT report so we have hard evidence that the above is correct. I'm not entirely sure either of us really and truly expected this result and it may not have yet sunk in. It is amazing news.
We asked our other questions to the registrar and she was able to answer all our queries.
Claire, our specialist nurse, then came to see us. We chatted and discussed the results and what they mean. Paul does still have an incurable cancer and no one can say when this stability could change.
So, we went out for lunch and did a spot of shopping before coming home and collecting Ethan from school.
Our next appointment for a check up is at the end of April. For now we are free to enjoy our lives again and think about some holidays for 2016!