The next part of the journey

I met with Dr. Jaiyesimi today. Today's meeting had a bit more gravitas since we last spoke. The PET scans did indeed show that the cancer in my liver is metabolizing more than previously. After some deep thought he texted Dr. Raofi (the liver doctor) to get some insight on whether or not they'd try to do some ablation on the liver (aka "surgery"). I'm not sure if surgery is on the table, but what I do know is that Dr. Jaiyesimi is prescribing a drug called Lonsurf for trying to break apart the DNA / RNA of the tumors in my liver. It's taken orally, and the side effects are things like peeling skin, so they're going to try to ramp up slowly to see how my body reacts to it. I'm still having chemo but with less of the drugs that I've been taking over the last few courses.

Truth be told I'm a little bit nervous about adding anything new. I've never had oral chemo drugs so this will be a new experience for me. But, then again, I never had chemo before so I'm keeping my curiosity at the ready. I keep training with this uncertainty over what will happen and reminding myself to live in this ever-present moment. That's the only thing that matters.

More as I know it.