Well, it looks like my treatment options are a bit limited. There is a chemo treatment in pill form that the oncologist thinks is the best chance for helping to halt the growth of the cancer. It is called Pazopanib. This drug is supposed to reduce the blood supply to the tumors that will then starve out the cancer cells. The only problem is that this drug can have a negative affect on heart function.
We found out that its risky to do any heart surgery/repair at this point especially because the cancer is present in the body so that means that I would have to take the chemo drug, knowing there is a risk to my heart, and hope for the best. If I don’t go this route then we just let the cancer take over. I am not ready to do that so I will take the risk and start the chemo medication next week.
My pain is getting worse and the doctors have upped my pain medication to include a low level of morphine. That is helping a bit.
I am not sure where this will go or how it will turn out. Mark or I will keep everyone informed and I remain inspired, though slower, with a good attitude.
I also managed to get to see Elizabeth’s school play on Thursday night, “How the Humans got Fire”. It was really good.