Thursday, March 21, 2013


Saw Dr. Lin a little while ago.  He sounded encouraging about the surgery. He said that he hopes to have it done sooner rather than later. Of course, that is not solely his decision. But he said that Dr. Park believes that Harv is a resection candidate. Just need to shrink the tumors a little more.

He sounded like this combination of drugs being infused might be tough -- which I've been concerned about. He lowered the dose of Oxaliplatin a little more which, hopefully, will help with some of THOSE side effects. He said that the infused 5FU might cause more mouth sores.

He also said that, even though he scheduled four infusions, we may end up having fewer if these infusions do a good job of shrinking the tumors.

Please begin praying RIGHT THIS MINUTE that (1) the side effects will be minimal and manageable (2) that they really do the trick of shrinking tumors and (3) that surgery can happen soon, soon, soon. (4) that surgery will also make a difference and that Harv (and the rest of our family) will begin the next phase of life -- without cancer.

Truthfully, I'm a little bit tired. (I think I've mentioned that before.) Wouldn't it be fun if we could go for a WHOLE MONTH without a trip to Seattle?! Dang! I sure would love that!

This will be a long day, but we are hopeful that it will make a difference in gettin' rid of the cancer in Harv's body.

Thank you for praying with us.


Betsy True said...

Praying, Carrie!

Maia W said...

I'm sending my best thoughts your way, as usual!
Dr Lin is the best, the best. He's so encouraging to my friend. And he's also truthful -he doesn't say 'this may work' if he doesn't feel that's the truth. So it's terribly GREAT that he's confident about the surgery happening!
Hang in there, Carrie!