Ever since Facebook came up with a relationship status of “it’s complicated,” I found using that very phrase can sum up things so nicely. Unfortunately that’s exactly what my cancer is: complicated. This is where we stand:
- I have completed four rounds of chemotherapy.
- The good news is there has been no new growth in existing tumors and no new tumors. My lab work has been steadily and slightly improving.
- The bad news is there has been very little decrease in the size of the tumors.
- And the ugly is that my cancer is freaking complicated!
I’m in the process of getting a four day scan that will show the metabolic activity of my tumors. It’s possible that the tumors are in my body but the cancer is dead. Those results will be in next week. My oncologist and I have agreed I should see a specialist for my type of cancer. The expert in my specific cancer is at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. “The Expert” can’t see me until August 5 so one of his associates is seeing me June 30. I’m still hopeful.