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At last, some good news, and Happy Birthday Amanda

After a long string of bad news posts here at thesimpsonblog.com, I'm thrilled to be able to report some good news. The home reno stuff is almost done, and I'll get to that, but first, some great news on Amanda's cancer.

We got the first positive CT scan report ever. Wow.

"I've been on an estrogen-blocking medication (Letrozole - one tiny wee pill a day) for 2 months," says Amanda. "My tumours are STABLE (+/- 0.3cm growth, mostly shrinking) except for my largest tumour, which shrunk from 5cm to 0.8cm. The only time my tumours have ever gotten smaller before is when I was cut open and they were surgically removed."

That's astounding. Honestly, I think we were expecting slow growth and fearing big growth. To have the tumours stay stable or even shrink was not what we were expecting. The question on our mind was really going to be -- is the next wave of treatment going to be here or in Toronto? Instead, she's going to stay on this hormone block…