August 29, 2008
Dr. Russell's colleague Dr. Rachel Egler called me with Erin's scan results today. Her tumor is a little bigger, and there are some questionable lymph nodes in the area that weren't there before. This seems to match what we observe clinically in Erin. . .progression but not terrible. Erin looks very well and doesn't complain about pain unless she is very active and putting her body under a lot of strain. Her labs yesterday looked quite good. We are prepared to move in a new direction (what that is, I couldn't say yet), and I think her body is also ready. Walter, Dr. Russell, and I (with Erin's input) just need to decide what happens next.
In the meantime, Erin had a great day at Jane Long today changing classes and seeing who she had in each class. We have tickets to the A&M-North Caroline soccer match at 6:00, but I think she is going to fore go them and head out of town for the weekend with her buddy, Jackson. Nothing like a weekend of fishing and outdoor play to take the sting out of getting to discontinue a medical regimen you didn't care for anyway.
In the meantime, keep sending good thoughts Hans's way. Sam and Will both got good news (good in the relapsed NB world, anyway), and Hans will have to wait for his until after Labor Day (and perhaps until after Gustav). I'm sorry we spoiled the superfecta, but we'll catch up in the next race.