Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Way Through

The scan results from last Friday have come in.  The chemo isn't working.  Cancer in Anne-Marie's lungs is growing, which is why the bad weeks in between treatments have been so bad.  The chemo was doing all the bad things chemo does, but without the benefit of killing the tumors.  

Dr. Solti has decided that Taxol will be our next option.  This was the original slow-drip chemo infusion that Anne-Marie started on way back in the fall of 2006.  It was a harrowing experience, but back then it was paired with Adriamycin and given in a very intense dose once every three weeks.  Since then, oncologists have changed the typical prescription to a low dosage for three weeks with a one week break following.  A brain scan will happen by end of month.

After two failed treatments in 4 months, we're desperate for something to work.  That desperation is greater than the disappointment.  Hope is born of suffering, so if the only way out is through, we just need God to show us the way.

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