But basically, three of the tumors in my lungs grew noticably, and that might be the discomfort that I have been feeling lately. A few additional little ones appeared in my lungs. The tumor in my pancreas also grew.
The tumor in my psoas muscle, however, is still just a charred and smoking lump that neither grows nor shrinks, but whimpers in defeat.
So, it is time for chemo again. I have had a lovely five months off, and I have enjoyed it alot. But now it is time to buckle down and beat back the cancer a bit.
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end.
But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
Sir Winston Churchill, in a speech in November of 1942
I am going to start ifosfamide as soon as possible, this Saturday. This chemo is complicated and has serious side effects, so I will be in the hospital for three days while I get it. Then I get three weeks off, and then another three days in the hospital. Repeat as needed up to six times.
That is all I have for now. Time for lunch. I think it's got to be sushi on a day like this.