We finally got the results of my MRI.
It took Hadassah two weeks to issue the report from the MRI!! It is outrageous to make patients wait so long for test results.
As if waiting is not enough, Hadassah will only send test results to your doctor. So, you need to meet with a doctor to find out your results.
My oncologist is on vacation.
None of the other doctors could meet with us today. We have been waiting to hear about the test results for 2 1/2 weeks already. As you can imagine, our families have also been anxiously awaiting the results.
We were fortunate, and were able to meet with the head of the oncology department, who was very nice, and explained the results to us.
The MRI report states that there is no evidence of metastasis in my liver.
I asked the doctor: do the results mean that there is no more cancer in my liver, or that we just can't see it?
The doctor answered, simply: we cannot see any cancer on the MRI.
Still, this is good news!
The doctor repeated something that I just heard today, from another patient. There are cases in which Navalbine is so effective on liver metastases, that the tumors "disappear." Let's just hope (and pray) that they don't reappear.
The report also noted that there extensive bone metastases.
But, as the doctor so succinctly put it, "we knew that already."
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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