I saw the oncologist today. At least, I saw his 14 year old Chinese registrar, which was a good sign right from the start: the fact that he wasn't seeing me himself meant that there was obviously nothing complicated to convey and no hard news to give. The boy in the white coat peered at me through his rimless glasses. He asked how I was doing, and wanted to know if I had trouble with my waterworks or any unusual aches and pains. He smiled and nodded encouragingly at all my answers. He told me that my PSA levels have declined to barely above the detectable level, which means that the cancer has gone. I will go back to the hospital in 6 months just to make sure and after that my GP will keep an eye on developments, or more likely, the lack of them. I felt a bit stunned and I don't think I can have looked appropriately celebratory. I walked back to the car, texted my loved ones and drove home. On Pitt Street both my girls phoned and I pulled over to answer them, then burst into tears. The albatross has fallen from my neck. I have my life back. Not the same as it was, but in many ways better.


Katherine said…
I'm so very, very pleased Kelvin.
Anonymous said…
Very good to read this,Kelvin, and wonderful news for your family.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for all who have cared for your son and servant. Please watch over him in your infinite love and pour your grace and strength into his body and heart, that he in turn may convey strength and hope to others in times of testing and sorrow.
In Jesus' holy name,

daharja said…
It's lovely to read such good, good news! I'm so happy for you.
A big, big, BIG bear hug for you Kelvin - so, so, so! pleased about your news - fabulous!
Anonymous said…
Yay Kelvin that is such awesome news!! Arohanui Biset
Dan Gurney said…
Congratulations. You must feel relieved. Take care, and carry on your adventures in living well.
Howard Pilgrim said…
Alleluia! Thank you, Lord God, for your kindness to your servant.
It's not a resurrection, Kelvin, but it must feel like a whisper of one.

Warm regards,
Howard Pilgrim
Brian R said…
Prayers of thankfulness
Janice said…
Oh hooray, Hooray, HOORAY!
Kathryn said…
I have only just read this post!!! I haven't been Blogging much for a long time but you have always been in my thoughts and my prayers.
I am so happy for this fantastic news, Kelvin. You have had such a journey.
God is so good.
Thank you, Lord, for answered prayers. We love you, we bless you, we thank you for all that you are and all that you do. Awesome, mighty and merciful God.
In Jesus' wonderful name, Amen.