Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunshine to Surgery

"Above all else, go with a sense of humor. It is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lip is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life."

Great amazing vacation in St. Maarten.
Fabulous 40th celebration for Nathan.
Shitty news about my brain.  Six old lesions grew. Now a total of ten.  Some on dura and some inside the brain.  Consistent with leptomeningenial cancer.  We have to attack the cerebral spinal fluid (csf) directly.  Neurosurgeon will implant an Ommaya reservoir in my brain (see link below).  Intrathecal chemo and Herceptin will be administered directly to the brain once a week every week.  Duration undetermined.  Will receive regular chemo same day with regular chemo schedule.
Freaked out, scared, angry, sad, worried and still positive.  Good reason to believe that the Herceptin with be our miracle.  It has proved to be so far.
Completed my pre-surgical testing today, met surgeon and got medical clearance for surgery on Wednesday.  Surgery on Wednesday.  Should be there at least 36 hours assuming counts are good. Thursdays my birthday :)))))!!!!

And here we go again.  More prayers, more good vibes, more everything please.

xo, E