TODAY: I’m not really one to burry the lead, so let me first say that my scan was today and I have already recieved the results. If you recall, they were following up on a new lung nodule to see if it had grown over the last six weeks. It did. A little.
So, now what? Well my doctor and I have decided that the best course of action is to radiate the lone nodule and continue taking the Ibrance until the cancer becomes more resistant to that drug. I am happy about this because it means I don’t have to switch drugs just yet- we can squeeze a little more life out of it. One round of radiation will be done over the course of a few days and then my next scan won’t be for another 3-4 months, so that is nice. I like having lots of space between scans. It means I can almost forget about it for a while, which is especially nice over the holidays.
…And just so you know, I’m not trying to glaze over this news either, it’s just that I have had a lot of time to process this. Even though disease progression is never a good thing, this is a fairly good outcome. I wasn’t expecting that I would be able to continue with my current treatment plan.
YESTERDAY: New Jersey was hit with it’s first snowstorm of the season. Usually we don’t get so much snow right out of the gate, but the amount of snow wasn’t really the problem. The whole state, but especially the northern half, suffered from the WORST statewide traffic jam Jon or I have ever seen. I can only imagine that this made national news, but in case you missed it, here is a link to some of the reports. Jon had to commute in it and spent six and a half hours getting home!! This is a drive that should only take about an hour. Much of the highways were just parking lots and for some reason there were no plows in sight. Crazy!
FRIDAY TO WEDNESDAY: I was in Key Largo. It’s not really my story, it’s my brother, Kevin’s. He and his fiance Samantha got married on Monday and quite a few family members and friends traveled down south to bare witness. The wedding was absolutely beautiful. The resort was a georgeous. The sunsets were amazing. The weather was fantastic. Everything about it was just perfect, perfect, perfect!
I am so happy to have been a part of their celebration. Kevin and Sam did a great job planning the whole thing (Congrats, you two!!). I think Jon and I enjoyed Florida more than we thought we would. It was ‘instant Summer’ and this made it hard to return to New Jersey, knowing there would be cold and snow waiting for us.
Well, it’s been a week full of ups and downs, but now it’s the weekend and I’m just planning to relax 🙂