Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Y'all know about me being psychic? Last night I had a dream that the radiologist came out of his dark radiology room, and he took off his tiny little square glasses as he wiped his sweaty brow. He's wearing a long, white, I'm better than you, lab coat with that big monogrammed cursive writing on his left lapel. "Can't find them... they're gone" he says. " Are you sure these are your films, sir?" This is when Dad says "well, I reckon they're my scans..." and the sweaty radiologist says "yes, I reckon they are, and they're gone. gone gone gone. can't find a single one."
Well, it didn't go EXACTLY like that today, but it was close. Baltzy the Oncologist called Mom this afternoon to tell her that Dad left his office before he even ASKED about his scan results. Do you want to be one who is called directly by your oncologist? Yes, of course... but NO! No no no. But yes. This was nice of The Doctor. Anyway, Baltzy said that he had run over to listen to the audio transcription of the scan results, and that along with some mutter mutter jibber jabber, the overall impression was that there was "significant response to therapy." I only practice radiology for my own family members, BUT, using the word significant is, um... significant. Because we radiologists(ok, I'll stop)... use significant in its statistical sense, not just its literal sense. Literally, there has to be a big enough change from status quo to even think about using the word significant. We won't have the real numbers until tomorrow afternoon, but this gives us significant joy. Not only for the stability or the possibility of improvement, but because it buys us three more months of not thinking about it; doing other things.
Dad told me today that he "would probably blog tonight." I told Mom, and she told him "Oh, Erin said you PROMISED you would blog tonight." This, set off the rebellious spirit I share with Dad, and pretty much cemented that he would NOT be blogging this evening. I understand completely. It's my blog anyway.
I'm 9 months pregnant- at least SOMEBODY is getting to celebrate.