In last Friday’s post ‘Fluid‘, I concluded with the following –
The CAT Scan results indicate the current chemotherapy is NOT working – some Lymph Nodes previously identified as having cancer are now larger.
My life is currently fluid.
In today’s post, I begin with the following –
Monday, I had my first of two Facet Injections into my spine in hopes of relieving my pain.
I am going to give it a few days, and then I will let you know how I feel about the results of this procedure.
As mentioned in last Friday’s post, it was determined my current chemotherapy treatment is NOT working. A CAT Scan indicated Lymph Nodes with cancer are larger now compared to the last scan. There is no indication at this point of any cancer in my major organs; this is good news.
What are the next steps?
My Oncologist Dr. L. is out of town for a while and this is one reason for having the CAT Scan and visit last week.
My next appointment is not for a couple of weeks at which time we will determine the next steps in my cancer treatment. We agreed to wait a couple of weeks because the first Facet Injection will have taken place as well as my consultation with a Radiation Oncologist.
The appointment with the Radiation Oncologist will determine if radiation will be an available option for my widespread Lymph Node cancer.
Not only are there larger Lymph Nodes; the CAT Scan also indicated there are additional Lymph Nodes that are invaded with cancer as well.
So, what comes next; what do we do?
Oncologist Dr. L. has indicated to me there are other options available to me in the fight again my cancer.
As the weeks’ progress; procedures and appointments will take place that will help determine what these options are.
Months of pain have increased in my body and my emotions have increased in a negative way. The past several weeks posts reflected my attitude; and now I have the news that chemotherapy is not working. Each day I wake and try again. I try to be strong – I try to be positive – I try to be optimistic. Some days are better than others, but I keep trying.
I know there are other options.
In the weeks to come, these other options will reveal themselves.
In the meantime, each day I keep trying.