Happy New Year

January 12th, 2010

I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year.

By now I think some of you may have heard the news.  Most likely from my very excited mom.  But, Santa was good to me this Christmas.

I had my 15 day scans read and the results were pretty incredible.

This is the pathologist’s findings of my latest PET scan:

“Impression: Dramatic interval positive response to treatment, with complete resolution of many sites of metastatic melanoma, and dramatic improvement of the dominant sites of disease.  There is no evidence of progressive malignancy.”

My results after only 15 days were some of the most dramatic my doctors had ever seen.  However, I am taking this one step at a time.  I am very quietly celebrating this news because if I have learned anything the past 15 months its that things can change at any moment in time.   Don’t get me wrong though, I am thrilled and I hope and pray that these results continue for me and others fortunate enough to be on this trial drug.

As always, thanks so much for your well wishes!

Posted by andy in His Own Words