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

18 Replies to “A set back”

  1. Just seeing this now after being out of commission all day. I feel your disappointment and am teary-eyed because I know how much you wanted to have the surgery date scheduled.
    Giving all my energy to the right amount of shrinkage during these next two chemo treatments. It’s just got to be!!!

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  2. I may not comment often but I follow each moment of this journey and am emotionally tied to every one of your words. Lana I am praying that the next two infusions attack the tumor with enough strength to allow surgery and the allow you to begin healing. My love is with both you and Steve, I hope you know I am always just a phone call away.

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  3. Keep the faith…stay strong, determined, brave and positive! This journey is daunting, but you are up to the challenge! I’ll say extra prayers that the next two treatments shrink the tumor so surgery can move forward as planned! Sending a big hug…and lots and lots of love! xoxoxo

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  4. Sweet Lana,
    I’m saddened by your recent news. It just seems so unfair, but we all know this monster is unpredictable. I am sending you my continued thoughts and prayers and hoping something positive comes your way. My love to you and Steve today and always! xoxo Ron

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  5. Lan – Was so hoping for better news …………. my love and thoughts are with you every minute through this journey. I so admire the strength you have especially to continue with this blog because I probably would have just said “F*ck it!” and hid under the covers. I love you so much ~

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  6. I was so sorry to hear of this setback for you! I am keeping good thoughts that the next two treatments will change the outcome. Sending you big hugs and prayers for strength for both you and Steve. I know you will remain strong, as that’s just who you are. This is just a bump in the road. Love you! ❤

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