Dr. Garreau was thrilled with my progress. Though the scans do not tell her whether there is any cancer left, they do tell her that whatever is there, scar tissue, dead tissue, or cancer, is much smaller. She believes the surgery will go very well, and has only positive predictions about everything. Surgery is scheduled for January 22nd, and the pathology results from it will tell us if there is to be radiation.
All that said, I cannot shake the anxiety of the whole thing. I guess that is not surprising, since I do have cancer and all. So, I will just continue to try to breathe deeply, be in really good shape going into surgery, and wait. I liked that Dr. Garreau said that chemo is the worst part, much worse than surgery, so I'm glad I will have it behind me very soon.