Not since our daughter was born have I known such joy as this morning.
Springing up I hugged my radiation oncologist Stephen Milito, MD and Medical Director of Oakwood Cancer Center ... maybe a half dozen times (in a manly way of course) … fighting back emotions.
Whole Brain Radiation was effective, MRI looked good … next checkup in four months. … yeah there is still some metastatic gunk in there but benign and may or may not need cyber knife or gamma knife.
I was struggling big time not to lose it emotionally while trying to control a breaking voice talking and riding with Megan who shared every moment of this drama … It wasn’t until I called Patti’s Mom to let her know ... that she fell apart taking me down the happy tear trail with her.
It’s difficult to explain because lung cancer is bad enough but metastasis to the brain was my personal horror show … and will always be.
Except now I’ve got Stephen Milito, MD checking on my brain every four months while Margarita Gareis, MD with Andrews & Patel Associates is on the lungs with chemotherapy. … her next CT Scan is in about four weeks to evaluate how chemo is doing with right lung.
Nothing is cured and never will be ... but with the right team ‘lung cancer’ can hopefully become a treatable chronic illness.
Simply hearing my next appointment is in four months is somewhat life affirming ...
“I'm a shooting star leaping through the skies
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity …
I'm gonna go go go
There's no stopping me …”
Caregivingly Yours, MS Caregiver @ http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/
My Lung Cancer Odyssey @ http://lung-cancer-survivor.blogspot.com/