David and I saw my oncologist yesterday and learned that things are pretty much as expected. Last Friday’s scan didn’t show anything we didn’t already know.
There are so many things causing problems with my breathing it’s hard to know at this point if the problem is permanent or something that can be addressed. I started back on chemo yesterday. We’re hoping it will shrink the tumors in my lymph nodes and the tumor in my right lung, which should help with breathing because they are shrinking my airway and taking away lung capacity in my right lung.
The radiologist’s report to the oncologist said I did “Remarkably well. Astonishingly well.” I agree with the assessment and am thankful. Now, we need to see how well it worked at getting rid of the tumors in my spine. In the past, radiation has worked very well. I really hope it does this time, too. We’ll have to wait about six weeks or so before we know.
That’s pretty much it for now. I truly feel good when I’m not up moving around. I have to be very careful when I’m moving around because my breathing is terrible and my blood oxygen levels get dangerously low very quickly. Pain is sometimes a little hard to manage, but nothing out of control like it was.
All in all, things are good. Thanks so very much for your continued prayers and support!
Behaving and breathing,