Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Long Year for Mike

A year ago this week, Mike's sinuses were acting up again.  It wasn't uncommon for Mike to have sinus problems during winter, but last December things were worse than usual.  A trip to his pediatrician led to a CT scan.  The scan found a mass, not a sinus infection, and that's how Mike and I met.

Mike spent last Christmas worrying about the mass in his sinuses, and whether it was cancer.  After a year of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, Mike celebrated a very important day earlier this month:  End of Chemo Day.

We celebrated with Mike in clinic.  His family brought trays of sandwiches and desserts to share with the staff.  Mike plays guitar, so he had a special cake.




The food was awesome, the cake was divine.

But the best part of the day?  The smiles associated with the news that the MRI and the PET scan couldn't find any cancer in Mike anymore!




I'm pretty sure this year Christmas will be a whole lot more merry in Mike's house!

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12 comments:

Morah Mary said...

Yippee! Great news for Mike & his family and all who participated in his care.

Elizabeth Munroz said...

That's the kind of Christmas story I like to see!

Lorin Decker Buck said...

This is such incredibly good news. Mike's mom emailed me post-scans. What relief! And as David said, "I'll have whatever Mike had."

Obsessedwithlife said...

Thanks for sharing...always enjoy reading your blog!

Rachel

rlbates said...

Good for Mike! Love the cake.

Carlos said...

Nice Post. Thanks for Sharing information.

pinky said...

I am glad for Mike. It is nice to hear success stories.

Arlene said...

I'm Mike's mom, and I approve of this blog post! Thanks Dr. Dave.

Rachana said...

I know the health care profession is all about the mid-line between the life and death. After reading this Blog I was very happy thinking how happy Mike was. And Doctor David too, when he saw Mike being able to fly freely in those dreamy clouds of his life.Very interesting blog Doctor David.

Antiquated Tory said...

By coincidence, I know a Mike who has so far survived a Stage IV melanoma 1 year + post chemo (and surgery before chemo, of course).

Sally said...

I JUST finished treating a patient named Mike, what a coincidence.

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