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June 15; Thurs 4: Chemo Results ~ Round 4 coming up
Just as we were to be called into
Brendan's 11 am doctors appointment yesterday, he got a phone call from the PET
office to say he would have to go back and have another scan, as they had only
done a half body scan instead of a full body. Fortunately he has a doctor who
will fit him in as needed, if need be, so the two hour delay to see Dr Bhadri only
affected the time we would get home that night, and add to the mild anxiety of
waiting for results.
By 1 pm we
were back sitting in the clinic, and as we were waiting Dr Bhadri came past to
walk through the staff access to his rooms, saying he'd call us straight in.
I got a feeling he wasn't going to give us the news he really, really wanted to
good news and bad news." were the first things I remember Viv saying as we
were welcomed into his room. I felt my joy slip a little because I wanted all good news. "The good news
is that nothing new has turned up, so we know that your body responds well to
chemotherapy." He said kindly looking at Brendan. That was such a relief
to hear. "The bad news," he went on "is that there has been no
reduction in size of the two sites that were already present or the nodule on
the lung...so we will look at another round and a new drug." The new plan
was set with Viv graciously allowing Brendan to nominate when he would like to
start so we could work around the school holidays, and then we went on to have
a conversation about how fit and healthy Brendan looked, the Tour de France and
how we should bring the kids down one trip, as he has heard so much about them
he would like to meet them both.
I know Dr
Bhadri cannot wait to be able to tell Brendan that this cancer is gone, almost
as much I think as we want to hear it, until then I hope he realises how much
we appreciate him
keeping Brendan well and on track until that is achieved.
treatment continues; the next round consists of 5 days in hospital followed by
two weeks of rest and recoup,
multiplied by three....and by then winter will be almost over, thankfully, as the cold today has chilled me to the bone, and we live in a mild
weekend everyone, be happy and be safe. If it's too cold to go outside... find
your inner child and play indoors, read a good book or relax with your fave
movie! Whatever you do make sure you have loads of fun doing it :) Cal x PS: Again as I left Lifehouse yesterday (Bren was sitting in the car waiting) I had to walk over a beautiful floor rainbow at the front doors as I left....a very good sign I'd say :) For more information on Sarcoma Cancer follow this link: sarcoma