Friday, April 11, 2008
City of Hope...
From The Wife:
Every six months we have been going with Marco to City of Hope to have a CT Scan of Marco's lungs - a routine check to catch any signs of the cancer spreading, the lung is where it would go to first if not in the calf muscle. This appointment is not one we look forward to - at least I never do. I do not like the unknown.
This appointment brings chills to my spine. I can only imagine what goes through Marco's as he sits in that room waiting to see Dr. Trisal.
The last appointments have been great news. There had not been any signs of cancer. And we all cheered and we were very happy for the news. Marco's last CT Scan was on September 2007 - about six months ago with everything looking good.
Today is April 10, 2008, six months to the day of his last CT Scan and the day we never wanted to come.
Today Dr. Trisal let us know that Marco had a small tumor in his left lung. It needs to be removed right away. Dr. Trisal says it has grown rapidly in the last six months to about 11 mm in size.
The next step is waiting for the surgery date. I will keep you posted.
And we fight on..........and as Dr. Ronnie Kaye says in an article I read yesterday in COPING Magazine she says.......
In struggling to come to terms with this issue "cancer" her patients have learned:
First, while there are no guarantees after cancer, there were never any guarantees before cancer either. Vulnerability is simply a fact of life for all human beings, not just for cancer survivors.
Second, no matter whether we live 90 more days or 90 more years, we cannot lose and cancer cannot win as long as we live our lives as fully as possible and refuse to give up our ability to love and our capacity for joy. (positive thinking)
We are all praying for our Moshura.
Posted by Moshura's Sister at 3:32 PM