It’s Complicated

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.

8 thoughts on “It’s Complicated

  1. I continue to pray for you every day Lori!! Safe travels my friend…and I am sending healing prayers and thoughts with you sweet friend!! xoxo!

  2. I am keeping the prayers and good thoughts coming that the chemo killed the nastiness and that the tumors are dead weight just hanging out. You are remarkable and the improvement in labs and no new growth is all good news. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop. Love and hugs to you…

  3. Lori – you are continually in my thoughts and prayers! So glad you are seeing the experts colleague soon! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us! Much love and besos!!

  4. Lori, thanks for sharing ur journey with us. Never give up hope keep fighting I have faith that it will be ok you’re a strong women.sometimes it might seem tougher than you can handle but you will prevail and beat this. Always look to god for the answer ……. miss you see u soon

  5. Barb and I send our thoughts and prayers for a safe trip as well as answers that will provide continued encouragement.

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