This was a great day for us. We headed out at 9:30 this morning and first up was Jim’s back surgeon appointment. He says Jim is doing just fantastic and he doesn’t want to see him again until the end of November.
In the afternoon we met with the Oncologist. He started off by saying that Jim’s Pet-CT scan was “interesting”. Not really sure that’s what you want to hear. But the reason it was interesting was that the news was good.
Jim has an enlarged lymph node on the outside of his right lung as well as the mass in his left lung. Dr. Gordon was sure that this node was going to show up in the PET as being cancerous and it didn’t. In fact there is no cancer in his brain, his organs or his bones. Only in that left lung. What a blessing that is.
And the cancer is not as advanced as they originally thought. Just try and tell me prayers aren’t heard and answered.
Our next step is to see a Pulmonologist – another one of those ologists – to have a specialist determine if we go through with the surgery that Jim has enough lung capacity. And yes, Dr. Gordon is back to thinking surgery is the best answer. He’s going to discuss the whole situation with Dr. Patel, the surgeon after we get the lung results. Then hopefully, we are done with ologists and can get this show on the road.
And our good news doesn’t end there. We had a couple of hours to kill between doctor appointments. They were both out in Scottsdale and I didn’t want to have to drive all the way back to AJ in between. So we had lunch at Sweet Tomatoes and after that we found a Macys.
Jim needed a new suit, a new tie, and a red dress shirt for Todd’s wedding. I already have my dress so I’m good to go. Can you believe we found a red dress shirt in Jim’s size on sale. Just unbelievable. Then we found a beautiful black suit with the most gorgeous tie to go with it. He sure does clean up good. WOW!
And what’s even better is that everything was 25% off and if we opened up a Macys account we got another 20% off that. We got such a great deal I was doing a dance around the store.
So a really good news day.