“We got them on the run now, boys”

Had a bit of a hectic night last night, was in bed by 10 but my oncologist woke us at midnight and recommended I get to the emergency room to get evaluated for 2 blood clots found in my lungs. Because of the cancer it’s likely I’ll be forming clots from now on. Luckily the clots are not life-threatening and since I didn’t present any symptoms (of course) all I got for my troubles is a new prescription of blood thinners for the next 6 months and an attempt to cauterize blood vessels ruptured in both nostrils. I’ve learned that getting swabbed with silver nitrate in both nostrils at 1 am is not my idea of a good time these days. Maybe 25 years ago it might have been different…

Imagine taking a ghost pepper… Then lighting it on fire… Then jamming that flaming hot pepper in each nostril while being mostly asleep  and you get close to my experience this morning. I do not recommend it.

Let’s get right to it. CT scan results as transcribed by my lovely wife Christine:

tumors“Abdomen and pelvis: there is decreased size and increased calcification within multiple hepatic metastases. A dominant left sided lesion measures approximately 5.9 x 2.8 cm, previously 9 x 6 cm. A second lesion in the medial left hepatic lobe adjacent to some capsular retraction measures approximately 3.2 x 3.6 cm, previously 4.6 x 4.4 cm. Additionally lesions also show decreased size, without new lesions identified. Patent portal veins. No biliary ductal dilatation. The gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands and kidneys are normal in appearance.

The distal esophagus, stomach and duodenum are normal in appearance. The remaining small bowel is decompressed. There is decreased wall thickening and irregularity within the sigmoid. Remainder of the colon is normal in appearance. Normal appendix. Urinary bladder is normal in appearance. Unremarkable prostate.

The abdominal aorta is normal in caliber with patent major branch vessels. no aggressive appearing osseous lesions. no pelvic lymphadenopathy.

Impression:
1. Interval decrease in sigmoid wall thickening, suggesting treatment response

2. Decreased size of multiple mucinous hepatic metastases, compatible with treatment response. No new hepatic lesions identified

3. Nonocclusive pulmonary embolus in two right basilar segmental branches.

The patient was seen in the emergency department at 1 AM on 12-9-15 due to the incidental finding of pulmonary embolism. Treated with blood thinners and released.”

So evidently I need to stay off of ladders for the foreseeable future…

This improvement is to your credit. We’ve seen the high tide already and it’s continually receding now, because of the love sent my way, because of your energy and prayers. I am moved to tears when I re-read these scan results, remembering the blessings of many souls giving their unyielding support is why I’m surviving this.

And there’s plenty cancer left to kill – I continue to focus on its demise while graciously accepting the love and healing energy all of you give without hesitation.

thank you for being with me while I clean this stuff up.

25 thoughts on ““We got them on the run now, boys””

  1. Brother E, Your strength, fight and determination is kicking this thing in the ass hard and its showing. This news is great!

  2. Today was another surreal day that started scary and ended with a ray of hope. Please keep the prayers, thoughts and good vibes coming. I am seeing first-hand what a positive mindset and spirit can do for the body. Thank you to everyone ~we feel the love, we really do!

  3. Rebecca got there before me with a witty remark about that unremarkable prostate of yours. Keep up the good work my lovelies!!

  4. Ah, ladies Rebecca & Polly, I too thought to comment on the “unremarkable prostate.” Eric- though I’ve never seen it, I’m sure your prostate is remarkable in its own special way. ..

  5. Great news!!!

    When this is all said and done were going to start a band, ….Brad, Matt, you all in? “The Remarkable Prostates”….. Has a ring to it.

  6. Awesome news! But then we always new you were Remarkable! You will get thru this! Know we’re rooting for you! And yes, we totally expected a response to un…. Remarkable also!

  7. I’m so saddened to hear of your unremarkable prostate Eric. I’m sure there’s something that could be done, perhaps some glitter ? Maybe you should play with him more, then he’d have more personality. Just sayin’.

    Very happy to hear of your shrinkage. Who know that could be a positive term ? Go team !!

    Sloppy wet kisses and inappropriate touchings,

    C.

  8. While my only Dr. credentials are my recent stay at a Holiday Inn Express….all the results sound like great news Eric. You are definitely an inspiration and have been in my thoughts. Got the visual of the flaming ghost pepper getting rammed up your nose. Take care my friend!

  9. Awesomeness!! This was the best post ever. Although I’m sorry to hear about the nose pain, Anna Kate (my middle) has had it done 3x but they administered numbing solution and it wasn’t so bad… I guess there was a good reason? ugh… hang in there and keep up the good work!

  10. E- I’m thrilled to read this! Thank God, and keep on kicking ass! (Awful, I know, but it just makes me smile.) Your previous post about food is spot on! Eat whole food, avoid refined sugar.

    Look into biomedical/biochemical interventions when your standard medical stuff is through. I tell you this because my son Adam has autism, and I was able to pull him back a respectful amount cleaning up the chemical and toxic crap in his little body. If you want to know more specifics, let me know. Check out methylation to start. It’s well worth seeing if your body is detoxing properly.

    I’m so happy you have such splendid and plentiful support, you deserve nothing less. You’re a gem!

    I’ll keep praying! Love, Jen

  11. Sorry it took me so long to catch up but been thinking about you alot. Yeah man those blood thinners are a bitch (got an electric razor yet?) Looking forward to hugging you in a few weeks when down south. Be strong and keep kicking ass…medical tech is amazing.

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