It is Hubby again celebrating the good news.
Alice had her post-treatment PET/CT scan this morning and we met with the Oncologist this afternoon. While we were not expecting any bad news, it was good to hear from the “horses’ mouth” that everything looked fine with the scans and there was no evidence of disease (NED). What was even better, as far as Alice was concerned, was that the good news was initially delivered by none other than Dr. McG as in DrMcdreamy. Alice wants me to call him just Dr. G as in “G for Gorgeous”. If you all remember, he is the good looking 6’8″ doctor with excellent bedside manners and exhibiting extreme competence. As it turns out, Dr. G was doing his turn as a Fellow in the Oncology clinic working with Alice’s Oncologist (another Dr. G as in Michelle G). Dr. McG explained to us some of the results of the PET/CT scan and told us that there was nothing to be concerned about. A little later, we had a short session with both Dr. Gs and we were told to go ahead and re-plan our trip to India and start to live our life normally.
I had been thinking for a week or so about how we were going to celebrate the good news but had no real plan. However, having run into Dr. McG the only thing I could think of was to make a big pitcher of margaritas and invite Alice to help me drink it. So we stopped at a State Liquor Store on the way home from the hospital and bought a bottle of tequila and margarita mix to go with it. I always thought that nothing symbolizes celebration better than a margarita. Besides, I knew that Alice, who is a non-drinker, liked margarita more than any other alcoholic drink and this was the only way for me to do a “one up on Dr. McG”. Also, we may not see him any more as the next appointment for Alice is 3 months away.
Here are a couple of pictures of Alice helping me with the margarita. You can also see that she is not wearing her wig in the pictures and her hair is about half an inch long. I am trying to convince her that she really does not need her wig any more. I am sure that she will stop being self conscious in a week or so.
As I expected, we are at a loss. We had always expected the good news, but now that it is here, we are not sure how to deal with it. I am sure you all will help us.