In my last post, I wrote that we were heading to Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC to meet with my medical oncologist there, Dr. Ku. Here’s a quick update…. Carl, Kristin, Kevin and I met with him on Friday, July 12. Like my doctor here, he was very pleased with the progress I’ve been making with the prescribed chemotherapy. Based on this success, he feels my care plan should continue as it is. While I’ll always hope for a miracle to stop the cancer, absent one, I’m so thankful that the treatments are working.
We asked Dr. Ku about next steps after chemo. He shared that there are a number of different options that can be taken. However, he was reluctant to get into any details. Rather, it’s a topic for the future. In the meantime, I’ll continue down the same path I’ve been on… two weeks of chemo followed by a week off for 9 weeks. Why tamper with success? :-)
Last week was my second infusion in this second cycle. It went really well with not many side effects. Hope this trend continues. We’ve been trying to figure out what changes I might have made with my diet so we can make this a regular occurrence. Sure would be nice!
One of the best ways to stay on the road to recovery is spending time with family and friends. Last week was a glorious one for that reason… celebrated my birthday. Thanks so much for the cards, flowers, messages, gifts, visits, surprise get-together, etc. What an amazing day it was! Carl, Kristin and I even went to the movies to see The Heat – very funny, by the way. Later that night, Kevin surprised us with a visit home which capped a marvelous day.
As in earlier posts, I want to make sure I thank you for everything you are doing for me… the prayers, the well-wishes, the comments on this blog, etc. are helping me heal. Your support and strength is flowing back my way. Thanks for everything.