Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I feel terrible that I have yet to update the blog with the results from the scan. And I can tell I've got some of you worried by the e-mails/texts you've been sending.

But never fear, I've just been extremely busy today and have barely had time to respond to anything.

The scan looked good.
The rib mets even went and shrunk a teensy tiny bit.
But that darn kidney tumor went and grew a teensy tiny bit...
so I guess we're even.

The Dr. was pleased with the results, and happy that the fluid seems to be staying away. There is still a bit in there, but nothing new. And we are happy with the news that things are stable and he can keep on taking his current drug, but also a little perplexed as to why he has been in soooo much pain.

He's missing sleep.
And breathing without aching.
And sneezing without wanting to cry.

The Dr. is going to help us try some new meds to help T manage his pain. Wish him luck!

We both can't express our gratitude for the many calls/texts/e-mails/and cookies from you all every time we go through this. I'm sure it gets old taking such good care of us. Just know it doesn't go unappreciated and we do realize how blessed we are to have you.

After writing this post I clicked a link to a dear cyberfriend, who's husband is also battling RCC. They have had a really rough couple of months and could use some prayers as they have decided it's time for hospice to come in. Send a prayer or 2 to Tom and Debbie Goodwin. I know I will.

I hate stupid cancer.


Quinn and Melanie said...

He is such an amazing fighter!! Such great news...I hope things keep going good! Good luck to your precious little fam...I think about you guys a lot. HUGS!!!!!

Watkins said...

So glad to hear that the scan looked good! I hope that the new meds will be able to help manage the pain for Travis. You will continue to be in our prayers. Sending our love to you both!

Hiatts said...

so glad to hear that the results were good! I love you new look on the blog it looks happy!

Emily T. said...

I too am glad to hear about good results! 3 months comes way too fast! Here's hoping to getting the pain under control and enjoying life!

Reenie said...

Hi....I've been reading your blog ~ I'm not quite sure how I came across it....I've been praying for Travis, you, and your family.

When I was just reading your lastest update...I knew you were talking about Tom and Debbie...I'm the one that sent Deb your blog site.

Hugs to you ~ Lorena

Trisha said...

Thanks for the update. We are always praying for you guys.

Can we get together soon?

Guymon Family said...

So happy the scan went well! What a relief
I wish it was all good news though
I 'm so sorry to hear he's in so much pain. Please please don't hesitate to call if you need anything. We love you guys and think of you and pray for you constantly. Hope the pain meds help!

Melissa said...

I am so glad to hear the results look good. Thinking of you guys!