Monday, January 28, 2013

Mets are melting!

Like the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz, it appears those pesky brain mets are actually melting away!  My PA panicked us last Wednesday after he looked at the brain MRI, but apparently all was not as bad as it seemed.  I saw Dr. Zhou, the Radiation Oncologist, this morning and she showed me the pictures.  There are 5 remaining mets, the biggest is 1 cm.  It has a little swelling around it so I will take 2 mg of decadron to hopefully eliminate it.  She thinks my occasional nausea is coming from the chemo and not from my brain mets.  I'll keep taking the anti-nausea meds as needed and monitor the situation.   Apparently the radiation continues to work for several months after the treatment, so we will be expecting them to disappear over time.

And the best news is that we can plan another little junket after I finish this cycle of chemo.  We are thinking about Hilton Head, but the weather may not be cooperative.  It needs to be in the 70s for me to think about enjoying the sunshine on a beach.  So I am looking for alternatives, maybe an island like St. John's or St. Thomas.  I think we want to keep it "American" and not an excessively long plane ride.  And there must be golf for Rick!


  1. Wow, what good news, Michelle! Hopefully you won't have to wait much longer for the nausea to pass.

  2. Yippee!!! Yahoo!!! Hurray!!! Keep up the fight brave warrior!

  3. Good for you!!! Yippee-Skippy. Wow, another jaunt to some sunshine. I hope that all works out. Miss you on the boards, but it is What It Is! Right? Wishing you all the very best. You go Gal.

  4. Michelle I am so happy for you. I'm doing a happy dance. Praying the nausea will go away soon. Looking forward to hearing where your next trip will be. You always make it an interesting one. Deb

  5. LOL

    Sounds like a sports headline!

    Happy what seemed like bad news turned out to be good news after all.

    Enjoy your trip to a beautiful place to rest. Sunshine and warmth always seems to rejuvenate a person.