I started this post a few weeks ago – closer to Thanksgiving, but didn’t finish it. Pardon the lack of timeliness. Then again, this shouldn’t be something that is talked about once a year anyway so I guess I take back the pardon request.
Alan and I flew to Houston at the crack of dawn this morning. Today was about meeting with the oncologist to discuss the result of the scans (has it spread?) and get final chemo recommendation.
While the appointment wasn’t as fruitful as we had hoped, it was worth coming.
My normal oncologist was not in the office so as planned, we met with her colleague. He was a lot different than she is, and we liked him quite a lot. He went through all of my scans, and the great news is NONE OF THE SCANS SHOW ANY METASTASIS!
I’m a little late in posting this, but my surgery that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to Dec 20. The surgeon did not want to do it while I was still fighting this infection.
It’s been a long day, but it’s almost over.
Jenny is currently in the clinic bed at MD Anderson getting her day’s dose of antibiotics through the IV. Tomorrow, I’ll be able to administer the meds at home.
Jenny was discharged from the hospital this morning after her white blood cell count registered at 10 this morning. Since leaving the room at 11 a.m., we’ve been running from building to building for the bone scan, the CT scan, going to the Pharmacy and getting blood drawn in preparation for surgery next week.
All that effort might have caused an afternoon fever to return, according to Dr. Kronowitz’s physician’s assistant, Katherine Awalt — who we’ve seen many times and really like.
Dr. Kronowitz came by this morning to check on Jenny.
He was full of energy as he turned on the light.
“It’s so dark and gloomy in here!”