We made it to our 41st anniversary this past August 16th. We celebrated by watching the Olympics, enjoying the day on our deck and a bit of Thai takeout. So simple yet for us very meaningful. Another year in the survivor column is a win.
On the other hand the MRI has been read and still there is uncertainty. It seems that the next step is a referral to orthopedic cancer specialists at Yale New Haven. A possible hip replacement is being considered.
We're getting to some very difficult decisions. Karen's hip is very fragile and in danger of fracture. This is mainly from the tumors although chemo may contribute to bone thinning as well.
Karen already has to be cautious with pressure to that area because of the pain and to protect against fracture.
A meeting with our oncologist is scheduled for Monday and his office is trying to get the next available appointment down at Yale.
How long until we have to make the very difficult decision whether to undergo a surgery is unknown.
Difficult days ahead no matter what.
Photo: Selfie on deck on the occasion of 41st anniversary
William and Karen - Karen and I have been married for 41 years. Karen's breast cancer has reached stage 4. This is what happens next.