Often the treatment decisions when you get to stage IV seems more like art than science. In fact all along this road we've been faced with decisions based on percentages. That means most people have been helped by a certain regime but there are always doubts about the road not taken. Some promising advances just didn't work.
Luckily our land surveyor friend Nancy has sent a compass rose button to aid us.
It must be working because Karen is doing well the past several weeks. Good weeks have been so rare we're thanking our lucky stars and all the stars who have been keeping the good healing thoughts and vibes coming our way.
She been working with her physical therapist and has gained a bit of strength and weight back.
Our big test came last weekend when we drove an hour plus north to Smith College so we could see the Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945) exhibition. Biggest trip since last fall. Long day but her energy level was great and we managed a side trip to one of Karen's favorite stores, Webs. Stocked up on a bit of yarn because knitting has become a good way to while away the time during chemo infusions.
Lovely buttons continue to find their way to our mail box so every day is filled with hope and hugs from around the world.
Thanks to all our friends.
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.