A set back

Sunday, March 24, 2019. 

I had my meeting with Dr. Ewing on Friday. After looking at my latest MRI, Dr. Ewing is not willing to schedule surgery until the tumor in my muscle (yes, she indicated it’s in the muscle not simply between) has shrunk even more. She implied that if the two infusions remaining do not do it, I will need additional chemo treatments. So I’m sad to say that I likely won’t be done with chemo on April 2nd, it could be as late as April 30 or beyond. I’ll know more after my appointment with Dr. Rugo on Tuesday.

Steve and I were both taken aback by her assessment, and are still trying to process everything. We’ve been crying a lot.

Wish I had better news.

The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. —J.K. Rowling