Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All Clear

MRI CLEAR, I’ll start with that. It wasn’t a scan of my whole body, just my abdomen, but that includes a lot of good stuff, liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, etc. Despite my bones and gooey brain being excluded, knowing that these areas are clean makes me feel cancer free for the first time. This is a good feeling.

The cause for concern is that my liver function tests have been becoming increasingly, alarmingly elevated since I finished chemo. Now that metastasized cancer has been ruled out, the most likely culprit is my long dormant HepC. I’ve had this virus for thirty years without much of a problem, but the chemo suppressing my immune system for so long may have given the virus the opportunity to run rampant and now it’s battling with my newly returned immune system and my poor liver is getting hammered in the crossfire.

Either my body will figure it out or {gasp}, I might have to finally treat the HepC which entails a year of debilitating chemo, sound familiar? I’m not even going there. My father is a healthy, 93-year-old, lifelong alcoholic who while being a douchbag, is perfectly healthy, so I’m just waiting for my superior liver genes to kick back in. I’m seeing a specialist next week, but I think it’s just gonna be a wait and see thing for a while.

Phew. That’s all I can say.


  1. YAY! for MRI scan. Stupid HepC. It should know not to mess with you. It should pack its little viral bags and leave town.