The new chemo did help in reducing my tumors by about 50% give or take a few percentage points depending on the tumor. I basically have two main areas left of any significance, both in my left side. There is very, very little cancerous activity in those areas. But the clumps of cancer still remain, at half the size.
The results said that Francine might be dead. Yeah, so, they didn't actually mention Francine by name, but they used all kinds of medical speak. So much that I can't figure out if she really is dead. They basically said that the area on my right side is "punctate calcified granuloma". Wow. I think one or two of those words aren't even real. But I think it means it's harmless right now.
I was a little disappointed. I thought the chemo was making much better progress. This puts me on the border of whether I can proceed or not. We're leaving it up to the Stem Cell Doc.
Complicating matters even more are three spots on my lungs. They look like they could be a fungus infection. Now, this could throw everything off. Way off. I have to meet with a lung doc and then he's gotta scope me. After that he has to figure out what he scoped. This all takes time. Beating cancer is very time sensitive. Many of you know that lung problems are what got me here in the first place as I couldn't get radiation until they figured that one out.
This has me worried and up at midnight writing this even though I took a sleeping pill. I'm very close but now something like this comes up. The irony of it all is my lungs have always been in great shape. I ran cross country in high school and they've always been good to me. Not now.