Thursday, November 20, 2014

NYC Day 1

Mini update! Today was Brian's first day of appointments in NYC at MSKCC. They met with the surgeon. Karen and Brian are so blown away by how knowledgeable they are up at Sloan. The surgeon wants to do chemo before the surgery to shrink the tumor. That means surgery will not be for at least 12 weeks. They will have a follow up appointment with the surgeon in 7 weeks from now (after a few rounds of chemo) at MSKCC. 

They will meet with the oncologist tomorrow to find out more about chemo. They do not know where (even what state) the chemo will be in yet. They still don't know what kind of sarcoma it is, but MSKCC will be doing their own testing and expect to know in a week. 

Brian gets to top off his day with another CT scan today, then is finished with appointments until tomorrow. Yay! 

I hope its not too cold up there. We miss you Karen and Brian! Stay warm! 


  1. Thank you for the update! I have been thinking about you guys all day, hoping things are going well. Sending love and prayers to both of you. Jessica

  2. I'm glad to hear that the doctors are knowledgeable. Do they work together as a team in the hospital? Both of you are in our prayers every night and in my thoughts constantly. Thanks for keeping us updated.

  3. Biggest Hugs to two of my favorite people and the parents of my most favorite little girl.

  4. God bless you both and all the doctors! May you be surrounded with wisdom and care. We love you

  5. Thanks so much for the update. Brian, Karen & Stinker...your support team is greater than you can imagine. You are wrapped in a blanket of thoughts and prayers every day. ������