‘The state of absence of disease activity in patients with a chronic illness, with the possibility of return’ Wikipedia
Which is where we are.
The scans were all clear and in the words of Celia one of the Haematology Nurses, ‘This is brilliant. It is as good news as you could have’.
We have so much to be thankful for and I need to thank you all again for your prayers and support over the last few months. Janine is very relieved as she really had thought there would still be traces of the disease.
The good news is tempered slightly by the need for the consolidation treatment we had suspected would be required. It was never going to be any other way really. As we drove home we were talking through the possibilities which we understood to be 1-2 more cycles of chemotherapy or some radiotherapy. That weekend away was looking a little closer.
By the time we got home, however, the team had met and they actually want to give Janine 3 more cycles of chemo. This isn’t what Janine wanted to hear and as we only heard this via voicemail there are some questions to ask in the morning.
We splashed out on the way into Bracknell on a bottle of Prosecco from a well known German discount retailer. Contemplating the three further cycles, Janine’s plan changed from a family celebration to drinking the whole bottle herself. Fortunately, it is still on ice as, after all the excitement of the day, curling up on the sofa with ginger and lemon tea seems to be doing the trick.
It could be that the further chemo will start as early as next week. I’ll do an update once we know.