We had two appointments on November 1. The first with my oncologist, the second with my surgeon.
The good news is I’m cleared to wear deodorant again. You’re welcome.
The bad news is my cancer is not dead. Live cancer cells were found in my lymph nodes. That means my cancer has some resistance to the chemo, or hell, that I just went through.
I’ll start radiation soon and will still have six-ish weeks of that. Dr. Ansari is having us meet with an oncologist in Chicago, at Northwestern, to get his opinion on next steps. That may include doing more chemo through a clinical trial.
So I’ve got the most aggressive cancer possible in the breast and the “standard of care” in the U.S. didn’t kill it.
The last two days have been difficult as we have had to alter our expectations and start thinking about a new stage in the battle. But we’ll get through this. God is with us. And we are in this together.