Yvonne’s Wedding Photos

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Friends and family have been sending us photos they took at our wedding. We’ve been uploading the photos to my Flickr account when necessary and linking to the online galleries. The list of online galleries is posted on our wedding web site. If you’d like to be updated when we add more photos and other news, please subscribe to our wedding blog!


Updated CT Scan

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We came back from Atlanta on June 10 due to the  surprised sewer backup in Milwaukee.   On June 23, I went through another CT scan which was scheduled about two months ago.   During the clinic visit on June 30, we received the report, again, a boring one.   At this stage, a boring report is better than anything else.

The results of scan of the chest basically showed nothing new and essentially stable appearance.   CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrates improvement of the size of several liver lesions seen previously, one involving the medial aspect of the left lobe of the liver which now measures approximately 1 cm as compared to up to 1.5 cm on the prior study.   A stable-appearing cyst is seen involving the lateral aspect of the left lobe of the liver.   There is a lesion seen near the caudate lobe which has nearly disappeared on the current study which measured 1.0 cm in size as compared to about 3-4 mm on the current study.   Nothing else is remarkable.

Of course this is good news.   One minor problem, though, is the cited size.   Below is from the April 21 CT scan report.

CT abdomen and pelvis:   There are multiple lesions in the liver with peripheral enhancement and several with the suggestion of central necrosis.   These appear decreased in size when compared to the prior exam.   The largest lesion is in the medial segment of the left lobe measuring approximately 3.2 x 3.0 cm on the current study and 4.2 x 3.5 cm on the prior study.   Multiple smaller lesions are decreased in size as well.   Nowhere are the 1.5 cm and 1.0 cm ones mentioned.   This makes you wonder if the doctor was looking at the same film or using the same ruler.

Well, I’m not going to worry about those minor details.   The bottom line is that the tumors are disappearing.   Whatever we are doing is right and we need to continue persistently.   So, I thought I share this good news with all my friends.   It’s not too far away from the end of the tunnel and I’m doing just fine.   We are back to Atlanta now and I am very focused on the work here.   I am confident that to defeat this once declared incurable disease is no longer a question of whether it can be done but when can it be done.