Tuesday, October 7, 2008

King of the Castle

Hey guys,

Friday I had an MRI and CT scan like I have had every two months now.... And once again they are clear and show no evidence of dissease. If anything the scans look better than the last ones, according to the radiologist. So most likely my scar tissue is going down and almost fully healed. I also had blood work and a chest x-ray on monday that were also clear. (They had to take my chest x-ray twice because my lungs were so big. May be due to all the bike riding I have been doing to school.) I also rode my bike to the Huntsman center to meet with my doctor, and if you haven't been there before, you wouldn't know that is the steepest hill ever for about 150 yards to get there since its at the top of the hill. I almost died peddling up that hill, but I just kept saying to myself... "Lance has got nothing on me, Lance has nothing on me....etc." But when I made it to the top I thought I was going to have a stroke. Ha not really but I was definitely feelin it in the legs and lungs.
So to sum things up I have reached my 6 month mark in remission, so now I only have to have scans every 3 months. So that means I am good through the holidays! Next scans will be in January. Right around the time I will be turning 20, which I am really not looking forward to. Sounds old to me.
Alright got to head to class. Im probably late again. See ya!
Love,
Nicholas William Raitt

4 comments:

Chris Ulvin said...

Hi Nicholas William Raitt
I liked seeing your middle name - made me smile when picturing your grandpa William Wallace Raitt dancing for joy in heaven for the good news your latest tests revealed. May God grant you a long, healthy life and a future grandson with Nicholas for a middle name. Love, aunt Chris

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lance Jr.!! So pleased all your tests are clear. Sorry to have missed the softball tournament - what a great success. Hope you're enjoying college and everything you do. My heart is warmed by all your good news. Keep it up. Love and dlight to you - Jennie xx

akparamedic said...

yes, Yes, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Nick,
A few more hours left in this day. I started my morning praying for you but realized @ 8:17 when I was going to leave a comment I was suppose to be at work at 8 AM to cover for Andrea. So a quick shower and then out the door. Kinda like a college student.
Well - your 20th Birthday came and your 21st. #22 is just around the corner. 20 doesn't sound so old anymore. My prayers are for you to enjoy many, many birthdays.
"Which of you desires life, and covets many days to enjoy good"? Psalm 34:12 If this question was on one of your college exams, I think the answer would have to be ALL OF THE ABOVE. May the chemo you received today extend your life so that you can enjoy the good God created on earth. Amen.
Love, aunt Chris