Just got a call from my radiation oncologist. I had the followup PET scan on Monday (finally!) and the results are in.
The previously enlarged lymph node has shrunk from 2 cm down to about 4 mm. That also happens to be about the size of a healthy lymph node. Also, no abnormal metabolic activity on the PET scan.
In short, no evidence of any remaining cancer. I've been here once before, and I know that I'm not out of the woods yet. Recurrence can occur any time in the first 1-5 years, and sometimes as late as 10 years. But man, it feels good to get past that first test.
Now I know that all the funny little feelings, sensations, and minor pains I've had off and on the last couple of months were not due to new tumors. Going forward, that's very helpful to know. Anxiety has been one of the worst parts of this whole ordeal, and this news helps with that tremendously.
The folks are coming to town this afternoon, so I suppose we'll celebrate. Woohoo.