Friday, September 24, 2010

The not so good and then there may be some hope!

This past Tuesday was somewhat of a let down after seeing the surgeon. The melanoma lesions in the back are directly behind the aorta which makes them inoperable. Therefore the trip to the Oncologist to discuss the new chemo, Ipilimumab, which is still considered a study drug was on Thursday. That was successful. Next week she is to follow up with scans and a flu shot and the following week she starts one of the 4 infusions (each lasts approx 1 hr) of the new chemo regiemen. That will follow with 3 others over a 3 month period. So we proceed as follows and pray that her strength and God's will halt the growth or eliminate the cancer. Hope and faith are an intricate part of this. It is faith that what comes next will occur with strength for all to handle. Her courage and determination is so strong. However, this beast continues to recur and she is also having issues with IBS which is causing her to get little sleep. She suffers daily with severe abdominal pain. Now that it has finally been diagnosed, we are looking forward to her treatment regimen to include some relief for the pain that is associated with that. We continue to hope for the best. Please keep up the prayers..they can truly move mountains and produce miracles!!

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