Thursday, June 1, 2017

Still NED ~ Scan Graduation

It has been so long since I have updated! Steve had his 6 month scans last week at MD Anderson. The results came back that he is still NED (No Evidence of Disease)!  He has been NED for 32 months now! His doctor, Dr. Patrick Hwu said the likelihood at this point that the melanoma returns is very low.  He would like Steve to now move to annual scans.  I think I am having a harder time accepting that than Steve!  Steve is happy to only have to go once a year.  Understandably, he HATES going and also has to miss 2 days of work for scans/results every 6 months.  I know he needs to keep his RAD count down, but annual scans are just scary to me!  It is just an adjustment and I am sure all will be fine.

Steve went this week to his dermatologist, Dr. Duvic, at MD Anderson.  They have photos on file of all of his moles.  She noticed some change in pigmentation in one of his moles.  She did a punch biopsy on that and we will get the results probably sometime next week.  Crossing our fingers that it doesn't come back as a new primary (he had an unknown primary the first time).

Other than that, life is good!  Today was the last day of 9th grade for our oldest and the last day of 1st grade for our youngest.  Steve is in Las Vegas for a friends Bachelor party.  We're just living life!