Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Unremarkable

There are few times in your life when it is nice to be called "unremarkable." At scan time, it is quite nice.

My liver is now "unremarkable." It looks just like any normal liver, meaning no mets. The bone mets are sclerotic, essentially like scabs or scar tissue. My primary tumor in my lung is 16mm, which is slightly smaller than a dime.

Unremarkable feels pretty remarkable to me.



29 comments:

Kristin Baker said...

BEST NEWS EEEEEEVER!

Fred said...

Ha! Awesome! What does this mean as to prognosis and treatment?

Tori Tomalia said...

Thank you, Kristin! You can uncross all your things now.

Tori Tomalia said...

Well, stage IV is almost always considered incurable, so the goal is to manage it as a chronic illness for as long as possible. I will keep taking the daily meds and we will keep scanning every few months. If/when something starts growing again, then I will have to switch to a new treatment.

Karen Peacock said...

Sending you love!

Lysa Buonanno said...

Great news!

Lysa Buonanno said...

Great news!

vald53 said...

Wonderful news Tori! Sending healing prayers!

Tori Tomalia said...

Thanks, Karen. Love received!

Tori Tomalia said...

Thank you!

Tori Tomalia said...

Thank you, and keep sending them!

Anna Brogan Knight said...

Hurray! So glad to hear:) I just got updated on your blog yesterday, but think of you often! Keep on being unremarkable.-Anna

Unofficial Stepdad said...

Effin great news! So glad. My team will be very pleased to hear this! Carry on!

Eva said...

Wow, Tori! We're so happy to hear the wonderful news!!! Thanks for sharing.

Tori Tomalia said...

Hi Anna! Thank you, I hope to be unremarkable for a long time.

Tori Tomalia said...

Effin thank you to you and your team!

Tori Tomalia said...

Thank you, Eva!

Lisa said...

So, so, so happy for you. Was thinking about these results along with you the last several days, sending lots of hope.

- Lisa (the newbie at inspire)

Steffi said...

sending love love love and healing words. Axel is there too :-)

Steffi said...

sending love love love AND HEALING WORDS. Steffi

Steffi said...

twice :-)))

Emily Bennett Taylor said...

Unremarkable = amazing! Congrats Tori!

Tori Tomalia said...

Thank you, Lisa! I hope your chemo went well, killed a lot of cancer and was gentle to you.

Tori Tomalia said...

Thank you, Steffi and Axel. Love and healing from across the ocean is extra nice!

Tori Tomalia said...

Thank you, Emily. Your journey has been pretty amazing, too!

SBBooth said...

What GREAT news. Maybe Michigan has frozen that disease right out of you. Keep making snow angels with those kids of your . . . it's working! xoxoxo

Jessica Steinberg said...

WOOT WOOT! So happy to hear you are doing so well!!! "Unremarkable" is AWESOME!

Tori Tomalia said...

Thank you, Susan! Snow angels it is. ;)

Tori Tomalia said...

Thank you, Jessica! Best of luck to YOU with the trial!