Dave finished the 25 sessions of radiation last Friday.... so right now he is considered "cancer free."
this is very exciting. we call this "good news".
to celebrate, Trudi and Dave are going to Hawaii to sit on a beach (in the shade) and NOT go in the ocean (shoulder is still healing...and is as ugly as a cancerous legion, removed, covered with pig skin, and blasted with radiation)....there will however be pina colada's, mai tais, sex on the beach (the drink! the drink!...ew....) paca lo lo, etc.
so the next step is to have a bone and ct scan later this month after the effects of the radiation are gone and he is back from Hawaii.
they could put him on preventative drugs, but they don't know for sure what they'd be preventing since there's nothing showing up, and they're very costly and aren't covered by insurance.
If nothing else shows up, then he will just go back every couple of months or so to get more scans and checkups.
YAY! whoohooo! yippy!