The Latest Scan
Facebook updates #1 from 9/23/16:
We just left the hospital. The scan is over but we don’t have the results yet. Dr. Yamashiro is going to call us with the results. Ana didn’t want to sit in clinic for two hours and it seemed like a good opportunity to let her make her own decision about her care.
Dr. Yamashiro was really good about it. He came down to CT to say hello and quickly look her over. He let her get labs in CT too, and we left after that. (We’re now sitting in traffic). I’ll post an update with the scan results when I get them. For now, home! Well, first mall then home.
Facebook update #2 from 9/23/16:
Just spoke with Dr. Yamashiro. Pretty good news. Only minimal growth of the lung tumors and some are stable. A bit more growth of the abdominal tumors but he said he thought it would be more. He seemed very surprised and wants to start her on Ibrance again but he’ll change the dosage schedule so she hopefully won’t get as toxic. Also her labs look good and she won’t need a transfusion. This is the first time I’ve exhaled since Monday. ????
And, my latest Huffington Post piece (written the day before her scan, when I was feeling at my bleakest…)