November 13th 2008 09:58 pm

Dr. Appointment News

Sol went with me to my doctor’s at 11:00 today (waited an hour and half to see him) and here is basically what he said.

He said that he is not convinced that the chemo isn’t working. The growth that is mentioned is so minimal (between 1 and 3 millimeters), he said, that it could just be the difference in people reading the scan or instrument error. He did not have a chance to see the scan for himself before we met with him, so he’s still going to look at it and see for himself what’s going on. The largest tumor, which is in my liver, was not even mentioned in the report. The doctor said that it will tell more of what chemo is doing, so he wants to see it before making any changes in treatment. As for the legion on my spine, it is very low in my back, and that area wasn’t even scanned in the September scan, so there is nothing to compare it to. The doctor is going to look at the scan from July and see if that area was scanned back then. So basically they don’t know for sure if this is actually new growth or if it was there all along. He will try to see. It didn’t show up on the March scan, but none of what is there now did.

So for now, I will continue to do chemo (tomorrow at 11:15). He is also having me do a bone scan and x-ray next week. The bone scan is a nuclear test. I had one when I was first diagnosed. I won’t be able to hold Kai for longer than a few seconds for two to three days after that test. 🙁 He wants to see if the bone scan will show more of what this legion is or is not. We will just wait to hear from him and call him if we don’t get word quickly.  I will also be going to a lymphedema therapist as my arm continues to swell and that worries me.  Those appointments are daily for 2 weeks, so my schedule will be FULL!

Another big thing to report is that I have stopped working to focus on getting better. Yesterday was my last day working at least until January. We don’t know what’s ahead, but Sol and I are going to drastically change our eating habits (isn’t he sweet to be doing this with me?). We are going to focus on juicing every day and eating more raw vegetables and fruit. It is going to be difficult, but we want to know that we did EVERYTHING we could to make this go away.

Please continue to pray for Andrew and his family. They received some really terrible news and are trying to deal with it as best they can.

Thanks for all the emails and Facebook messages! We love you guys!

Monica

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One Response to “Dr. Appointment News”

  1. wendideetz on 14 Nov 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    Wow, that’s a relief! Here’s to more good news as you get to compare test results, etc.

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