Dr. Park and Dr. Lin each called this afternoon. The scans showed that the tumors in the liver are not "clean" (my term) enough to do the surgery now. There are still residual positive tumors. There are tumors around the rim of the liver. The response to the treatment has been good, but tumors in the liver remain active.
Dr. Lin is still thinking about the best way to attack the cells that persist with their fight. He said that there are a few options and each option has pros and cons. It is pretty definite that the chemo plan will change, but he's trying to determine exactly what that will look like. We'll discuss our options tomorrow.
And, because of the unknowns about treatment, we are not sure about Hawaii. I, personally, don't want to go to Hawaii if Harv starts a new kind of chemo that he's never had before. Not really interested in being that far from home if he has any problems with it. However, if it wouldn't change the outcome of his treatment, maybe it'd be nice to go before we start a new kind of chemo. ??? Just not sure.
I think the NOT KNOWING exactly where the course is gonna go is the worst part. And, the fear that a new kind of treatment may be a little bit more difficult to handle is also a concern.
What I want is for Harv to have the best quality of life for as long as possible. And, I want our family to have a good quality of life, too. You know, doin' what we do -- sit around, watch movies, take walks, take a few trips to the beach, eat good food and just chill.... I want NORMAL.
Our appointment tomorrow is late afternoon. Which means it will be late when we get home...or, we might just spend the night down there depending on how we feel. (And, now, I've heard crazy things about the weather forecast!)
When I know more I will let you know. Thank you for your support.