Click here to see photos of Thursday evening in Nashville (including a stop in Murfreesboro to have lunch with my sister at Chuy's). It was a beautiful day in the 70's. So when I checked in at the hotel I was able to take a walk in short sleeves a couple of blocks away to Hurry Back Tavern for a beer. They had the walls open to the outside. It was nice sitting there watching people walking by and walking their dogs. The crowd was friendly, so I was able to socialize a good bit and have a few laughs. I needed that, considering the stress that always happens the day before a CT scan.
The end result from the scan is that all my spots in my lungs are growing. I also have a new one in a lymph node in my pelvis and one in a lymph node on my neck area or something. I've exhausted my traditional chemo options. They don't yet have another study to join, that I meet requirements for, that have space for new patients. So I'm left with no treatment indefinitely until/unless another study comes along. They put me on Palliative Care to work on quality of life and symptom management (pain, etc.). I don't have a time limit yet, but the cancer will continue to grow at-will unless they can find something for me.
FIGHT . ON !!