Monday, August 1, 2011

Didn't see that coming...did you cancer?


We have some very exciting news for you today!!  Kurtis is no longer pregnant!!

What the heck does that mean?  Well - his HCG is NORMAL.  Finally. 

>HCG, for those who haven't been following us for a long time via blog is the hormone that is used to measure the level of Kurtis' cancer, simply speaking.  It is the same hormone that is used in pregnancy tests - when someone is pregnant it is a positive our case it is super negative.  It is responsible for some of the things that Kurtis feels when he is sick - moody, tired, achy, sick, etc...just like pregnant women.  So, now, you get the joke if you didn't!<

They took a test of his blood on Thursday to check his HCG levels.  When we were in the land of Indiana, they can test the blood there and get results back in about two hours - but in Fort Collins, the blood has to be sent to the Mayo clinic and it takes a few days to come back.  With the blood test on Thursday, it meant that we had to wait over the weekend.  Over the course of fighting this junk, we've gotten better about waiting, but it is never easy.

This morning the results were in and I could hardly believe my eyes.  NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL. 

Thank goodness. 

Kurtis has been feeling better than he did last time (aka after his RPLND and we were told that it was gone...).  I talked to him about that in the car today and I asked him if he knew it wasn't gone last time the whole time and he said yes.  He feels different now and you can see that in his eyes and hear it in his voice.  :D

Tonight we're going to the Rockies game which should be fun.  It's raining here as I type this, so hopefully it clears up for the game tonight.

Not a whole lot else to report...just getting ready for school to start up and looking forward to life actually being normal(ish).

Sending love!


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