It turns out, I tend to hear what I want to hear.
Twice now, I thought tumors were gone, when they were not.
So, today, I sat with my oncologist, to understand what is going on in my body.
The bottom line: my cancer is under control.
I still have tumors in my brain, my lungs and all over my skeleton.
Thank God, there is currently no evidence of disease in my liver. (At least I got that one right!)
Both the MRI and the PET CT show the tumors in my brain are continuing to shrink. The shrinking may be a continued effect of the WBR (Whole Brain Radiation) or from the Tykerb/Lapatinib (which seems to cross the blood brain barrier) or both.
The PET CT also confirmed that:
1. the tumors in my lungs, which are tiny, are stable
2. the tumors in my bones are stable
3. my liver is clear
Overall, the news is good.
Stable is good.
I still wish it would all go away.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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