We started the day at MD Anderson early, with a head and neck soft tissue MRI. The prospect of another IV was not a welcome one, but Courtney did great! The nurse did even better! First try, within seconds. PTL!
After the MRI we had a scheduled meeting with Courtney’s doctor, the surgical oncologist who performed surgery in November. He started the appointment by sharing the results of her MRI from a couple hours earlier.
IT WAS CLEAR!
No signs of reoccurrence!
Courtney shared some concerns about a spot near the original site. After careful inspection he was able to determine that it was in fact a dissolvable suture that had not fully dissolved, and had worked it’s way to the surface of the skin. It had caused a slight irritation, which gave it the look and texture she was concerned about. He used a small tool and removed it easily.
No further treatment or testing needed at this time.
Rather than see us back in 3 months (the previous plan was to visit quarterly) he advised we should come back in 6 months. They will do follow-up scans and x-rays, and continue to monitor closely for any change or potential spread. He explained we’d be on a 2-3 year journey with him, until he could fully clear her.
While we received great news today from the team of physicians at MD Anderson, we believe the Ultimate Physician stepped into Courtney’s situation and had His way! At almost every step of this journey we can look back and see His hand at work.
Even with the good news today brought, we haven’t had the chance to fully unpack everything we’re feeling. But one feeling is inescapable…
We are grateful for so many who have prayed for this day!
We are grateful for those who have supported us in so many ways the last 7 months!
We are grateful for family and friends who have walked this journey with us!
We are GRATEFUL for God’s healing touch in Courtney’s life.