Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Chemo Done and News

Most importantly--the biopsy results came in early this morning and the tumor is a lymphoma of the subtype she has been fight all along. While the tumor is a new one, it is the same old cancer and not something new and horrendous. They want to have some people double check the results and discuss whether treatment should be changed, but for now things will continue as they have the last several months. This was, considering all the possibilities, the best case scenario.

The current plan is to come back in two weeks for the usual lab check, doctor visit, and IVIG infusion. During that visit  the treatment plan for the next couple of months will be finalized.

Chemo was done today and went fine.

While everything still sucks and the burdens on us are horrendous the news today means things have not gotten even worse. Very thankful for that!


7 comments:

Bill Crider said...

This is (relatively) good news. I'm convinced that if M.D. Anderson's doctors had correctly determined the type of Judy's last tumor, she'd still be here with me.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I think this is the best news we could have gotten regarding the situation. Whether it is accurate is another question. For now, I am deliberately choosing to believe they have done so correctly, but I thought of what happened with Judy quite a lot this morning.

Anne Louise Bannon said...

So glad to hear. Please let your wife know that my prayers/good thoughts are continuing for her.

Barry Ergang said...

I'm very glad to hear the results appear to be positive, and that this is a treatable tumor.

Reine said...

I've been so concerned... thank you for this information. It still does suck, but it sucks less. Yes.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thank you, Anne, Barry, and Reine. Sorry about the late reply. Blogger glitches.

Robert Lopresti said...

Whew.