Thursday, June 9, 2011

Slight Progression

My MRI today produced fine crisp images that showed my nodes have grown slowly since the last CT in September and now the largest in the mesentery is 6.3 cm in its widest measurement.

What makes it more confusing is that the report from September was revised upward suggesting both that the response to the rituximab after the June CT was very much less than I had thought it was last fall, but on the other hand, the growth since has been quite slow.

But the growth may not have been linear, but rather a U curve with a early drop, and a recent growth spurt in node size.

Remember please that I had more rituximab since the last CT that likely shrunk the nodes (this was never documented and so is just my speculation) that are now rebounding. I will never know for sure, but it makes sense.

More later. Too tired to write tonight.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best regards, Brian. Alison.

June 11, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian . . . Joe and I loved meeting you and Pat (have I remembered her name correctly, I hope?) at the Temple in Savannah. You gave us your card, but alas, it has no email address, hence, my use of this blog site to contact you. I tried facebook, but that link just took me to your St. Jude site. Try contacting me through Facebook. That should take you to my Profile page where you can send me a message. We both send our thoughts and wishes for your recovery. It's tough and you are very courageous. Rhoda (Joe isn't on Facebook)

June 13, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

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