Week 56: Good news and a happy birthday

Written by Lars Haakon Soraas

Week 56 in the war on cancer has passed. Here are the highlights:

  • Dyanne did a PET scan on Monday this week. We have already gotten the results and they are good! The main tumor, which the CT scan back in August indicated might be growing, did not light up on the PET scan. The lymph nodes, which the August CT scan indicated might be a bit increased in size, did light up a bit on the PET scan. However, this does not have to be cancer, it can also be inflammation, or something else. Overall, we are very happy with the results!
  • We have, for the last few weeks, discussed whether or not to do ablation of the main tumor. We have sent the latest scan results to the ablationist, but have not yet heard back from him. However, we think there probably will not be any reason to do ablation given the good news from the PET scan. But we will see what he says and then make a decision then.
  • Dyanne was in Frankfurt on Wednesday and Thursday this week. She got a new vaccine injection, as well as nivolumab and also a small dose of ipilimumab. She has gotten ipilimumab twice before (September 2015 and June 2016) and both times she had some side effects in the week after the injection. We hope it will be not too bad in the coming days.dyanne-birthday-cake-18-september-2016-32-years-old

Dyanne’s parents are in town for a week and staying at our place. And today it was Dyanne’s birthday. With sunny weather, good PET scan results, what better way to celebrate than with a home made, Singaporean style, birthday cake (see picture)? Many thanks to Dyanne’s mother for the cake 🙂

Dyanne also got a scooter for her birthday, so that she can more easily follow Naomi when she scooters around here at Sagene at high speed. As shown on the picture, Dyanne and Naomi are already doing acrobatics on their scooters 🙂

We are looking forward to a new year filled with lots of love, scootering and acrobatics – and a little bit of cake as well.


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