Meeting with our Oncology team today gives us what all of us look for, either creating it through your own efforts, or coming upon it when you sense despair. They gave us hope.
The CT from Friday was a mixed bag, the centerline tumor shrank, the lungs are all clear of any nodules or tumors. The negative side is still the “say hello to my little friend” tumor pooching out of my right side, it grew and they think it is of an aggressive nature. That little sonofabitch doesn’t know yet, but there is a metaphorical target painted on its back…or front, metaphors are quite flexible!
The tumor board is meeting tonight with my case file on the docket, but with my CT report Dr. B has been consulting with the director of the department and they both feel with my lungs being clear, and my general health being strong, (ignoring the cancer) they are thinking with surgery, radiation, or both, they might take that one off the battlefield.
We should have a plan for moving forward by the end of the week, if surgery is scheduled, it will be at Hopkins in Baltimore, radiation would be at Sibley.
We are still hanging, and I know readers of this blog are probably thinking, “what the hell is going on?”, but that is the nature of cancer, and blogging for that matter.