Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Hallelujah! The chemo is working!!!! The masses on the adrenal glands have shrunk and are not viable anymore  (will still remove them just in case there are tiny active cells).  The mass under the arm seems to be about the same size but has probably scarred over which is the reason Brian has not been in as much pain.  A PET scan will show how much the arm tumor has scarred.

What's next?

Dr. B will call Memorial Sloan Kettering and our doctors there.  They will discuss what the next step is.  Dr. B predicts that we will head to New York after the next round of chemo. So approximately 6 weeks or so.  That would be a check in with them for the MSKCC doctors to make a further plan of action that should include surgery.

We start chemo again today.  Brian will be here Tues.-Fri.  If you want to stop by, text me!

Again we just want to say thank you. The love continues to pour in. The prayers are so appreciated. We love you all! Thank you for loving our family so much. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Chemo: Cycle 2

Hey everybody! Just wanted to type a quick update on this second cycle of chemo. Overall this round went very smoothly. Brian hasn't has some of the side effects he had during the first round of chemo (like feeling flu like or achy teeth) which is nice. The only real side effect is fatigue.  He has been his normal joking self and had fun going to work Monday before treatment started.
We really appreciate the support that continues to flow in. From visitors, to chauffeurs, to prayer warriors, to huggers, to lunch bringers, etc., we love you all!
What's next?
Brian has weekly lab appointments to check his blood counts, a physical therapy to hopefully get a sling that relieve some of the pain on his arm, and another echocardiogram (standard procedure after every cycle).  Most importantly he will have another CT scan to see how things are going.  His next round of chemo will be January 27th, 28th, 29th.  If you feel like visiting just let me know!