We title this, "what about tomorrow" because it hasn't been a terrific week. Small things were in Karen's favor. A follow up MRI of the skull indicated that this particular cancer site hasn't spread to the brain. That was about the highpoint of the week (medically speaking).
Platelet count was too low for chemo so we went home with the understanding that she probably will only be able to do two weeks on and one week off. Our doctor was hoping for three treatments on and one week off.
After much back and forth and delays the cortisone injection was finally administered this past Friday. No discernible effect on Karen's pain level in the hip. It was worth a try and for such a minor procedure I'm still baffled why they didn't do this a month ago. In any case the pain is still there so increased pain meds is the only option unless it fractures further.
This week we'll try again for chemo...on Wednesday...a little Thanksgiving appetizer.
But things always have a bright side. Karen has friends visit, she has friends bring food, she has Teri and Flip bring her pizza, she has friends send cards, buttons and she even got a jigsaw puzzle from our Ithaca friend Carol. We got out to our friend Cynthia's annual bough and wreath making party on Saturday so in many ways we are blessed by our wealth of wonderful friends! Can we fit the word friend in a few more times?
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone and give thanks for those good friends in our lives.
Photo - Cynthia Abraham - Karen and Bill with wreaths
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.