Well it is good news, just not great news. The tumors are shrinking! Both tumors showed improvement, but the larger one, that is next to the bile ducts, has not shrunk enough for Dr. Sielaff to do surgery. I asked him what the reprucussions would be if he would attempt to remove it. He said again that he couldn’t but that if he did, I could die. So it is on to more chemo. I am guessing that we will do another 4 rounds, starting this wed. If I follow all the dates out, my chemo will be: Nov.18-Nov.20, Dec.2-Dec.4, Dec.16-Dec.18, Dec.30-Jan.1. Yuck more chemo-this is a long and drawn out process. If the tumor has improved enough by the time we do the next scan, then a surgery might happen in mid-Feb.
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers! They are working and each day I am getting healthier, whether it looks that way or not.