Sunday, March 27, 2011

Smelling Like A Rose

Sally here.  Just a quick update.  Bill is doing amazingly well.  He never ceases to surprise me.  Usually after the SIRT, the patient is usually in a lot of pain or has nausea really bad.  Bill has some pain but not enough to use the pain medication.  No nausea.  Another side effect is dead tiredness and Bill is tired but he is still functional.  I think half the reason he is tired is because he wakes up every 2 hours to use the bathroom which is contributed to the steroids he is taking.  He went to work today and worked the usual 12 hour shift. We both know all of this is only possible because of everyone who is praying for him.

Unfortunately, Bill did test positive for the KRAS mutation.  Even though it's not the news that we had hoped for, we know it's not the end. He will still receive chemo treatments and I am going to aggressively research the web and hopefully there are more options that we are not aware of.  Bill of course, has handled the latest set back in good spirits.

He has an appointment with the oncologist on Wednesday.  Treatment will be discussed.  Plus I am going to walk in with a notebook full of questions to ask.  Bill is also going to ask to be released from light duty from work.

I know we wouldn't be where we are today without all the support, prayers and love we are surrounded by.  Thanks everyone.

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