Wednesday, September 9, 2015
I was called into the oncologist's this morning as an emergency add-on to discuss the results of the latest MRI done at UAB. The cancer has spread from the liver and grown in size and number, approximately twelve new masses, at least one on my liver now is approximately the size of a 40mm grenade projectile, and I have others returned to the esophagus and in the lymph nodes in my back. It is obvious that the Gleevec no longer suffices to restrain the growth, so they are changing my chemo meds to something new that is hoped will work. The doctor is not despairing so I will not. I must do a better job of nutrition to replace my muscle mass, being back down to 155 pounds. That is doable, if still painful. So now you know what I know. Keep me in your prayers, please.