Delayed Scan with Great Results

I was originally scheduled for a PET/CT with contrast (this allows the CT portion to be diagnostic as well as the PET portion) on Tuesday, July 1 locally in Michigan so I could avoid the travel and time away from my beautiful family. Unfortunately, the scan was postponed until Thursday, which of course, was followed by the 4th of July holiday. st me, I tried using all legitimate avenues of gaining the results, with no luck.

And so, we had a fun-filled day/weekend planned with grandparents, nieces, nephews and neighbors. As hard as this is for someone like me, especially being a part of the generation of now and information always available, we went ahead to heed the advice of friends and family to wait until Monday.

And worth the wait it was!

4th of July 2014Best. Decision. Ever. We had an absolutely amazing and beautiful weekend filled with many memories of laughter and love all across the board.

To top it off, my scans came back CLEAR!!!!!!!!!

NED!!!! I am so unbelievably happy. Tears.

Below are the official results that were sent.


I am still in pain, but who (insert explicative) (go ahead and add another for good measure) cares!! I can deal with that if it means I will live to see my children grow up and if it means I get to grow old with my beautiful and amazing wife. It will need to be addressed, but in time.

I was literally petrified about these results. Absolutely terrified. Thank you, God, for your mercy, healing, and lessons of patience and submission to your will.

Please do not stop the prayers. We have my short interval MRI next week on Tuesday, July 15. This is the never-ending month of scanxiety. My body is exhausted. However, if these scans come back clear, it will be the BEST SUMMER EVER!!

For now, we celebrate this miraculous and amazing news.

My body, as of now, is cancer free!!

I love you, oh so very much. I cannot tell you how impossible this would be without your love, support, and life stories. You. Are. Amazing.

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8 Responses to Delayed Scan with Great Results

  1. Judy says:

    I have been praying for you regularly and am thrilled to hear that this is the result of your tests! Hope you will get a nice vacation first week of August too – I am planning to dog sit for you (the only time, as God would have it that I am home all summer!)

    You can count on continued daily prayers from me and many others. Nobody does fight alone!

    Judy (in Dallas at the moment)

  2. kathy stehlin says:

    Ryan and family we {same day surgery at Harper hosp} continue to storm heaven with thanks and prayers. your results are miraculous ,may you enjoy the summer and many more. God bless you all . please say hi to Geri for us we miss her

  3. Rachel Peters says:

    PRAISE GOD!!… What a miracle!… I am so happy for you and you’re family, this just made my day!!!

  4. Rachel Peters says:

    *your family…. lol..

  5. Renee Levasseur says:

    What wonderful news!!!!! You are in my prayers every single night. I truly believe God is working miracles on you …..and you are witnessing to so many people. What an awesome family picture and am sooooo happy that you all had a great time. This news just made my day too!!!!! God’s Blessings on you and your family.

  6. Jac says:

    I’ve been following your story, praying for you and this is wonderful news!!

  7. Christine says:

    So happy for you and your family, Ryan!! PTL!! Have been praying for you all too! May God continue to bless you and your health…you are such an inspiration!

  8. Tamar says:

    To God be the glory! Amen I am so happy for you and your family for the awesome news I was in tears reading this. Faith the size of a mustard seed is all it takes.

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