The Words — Cautiously Optimistic
When the blood tests were completed I saw on of the nurse practitioners that takes care of me. Julie told me that we could be cautiously optimistic that I was in remission based upon the blood test.
The significance of that was overwhelming since I hadn’t heard the word remission since my third recurrence was diagnosed in December of 2006. This was a day to celebrate what God had done for me!
I was also cautioned that, while my blood tests indicated the wonderful news, we needed to wait for the next set of PET and CT scans to be done to confirm everything. This was to give me higher confidence in the facts because I had been diagnosed with PET and CT scans.
The waiting game was on for another three months when I would have the all important blood test, PET and CT scans to verify my new status. I was very excited!