It's Thursday and I'm still in the hospital. Dr. Anderlini hinted at me being discharged on Friday, pending today's CT scan results. Where have I heard all of this before?
I got a copy of yesterday's CT scan results and they are a bit confusing. The pathologist used a CT scan from January as my base line, which is a little strange, since I showed no tumors, etc. They included the CT scan from last week and this is what I'm going to use for comparison. There is no "significant" change in the lymphnodes. I'm told that this is good because they didn't get any larger. I'll accept that. Here's what we missed last time. There were several small masses in my liver. I don't know how we missed this on the last report, but we did. This time around, there were several small masses in my liver. They all measured smaller than a centimeter, which doesn't reassure me, because they're in my liver. Whatever the case may be, I will cope. Dr. Anderlini didn't make mention of them, so I didn't know to ask before he fled the room.
I have an appointment on Tuesday to get chemo in my spine and brain. Fog soup, here I come. There is absolutely no cognitive functioning for a week after this. Wednesday, I have a clinic visit with my transplant doctor. I'm sure that I'll have a host of questions. My first being, is the Rituxan working to your satisfaction? I'm okay if I have to have more chemo and if that doesn't work, there is a gene therapy that Baylor is working on. My doctors have already consulted with them just in case I need it.
I wish that I had more to report. I've finished coloring a few more pictures and the knitting is moving right along. There are a few mistake stitches that I was too lazy to pull out and re-do. I know I'll regret this later, but for now I'm dealing with my imperfections. I did manage to eat an entire sandwich for lunch today and I haven't vomitted yet. There is something very satisfying about bacon and bread. I'll keep everyone posted as I learn things. Cross your fingers that I get sprung tomorrow.