A “Normal” Week
Gorman continues to feel fine physically and we celebrate that. After weeks of precious friends bringing us delicious dinners, treats, etc. we will try to manage on our own this week before his treatments begins. He’s even back in the kitchen a little! He cooked salmon last night and it was fun to see him in there wearing his Emeril “Bam” apron.
We do everything together now. When I run errands, Gorman goes with me. One day, after visiting Walgreens, the cleaners, the meat market and grocery store, I turned to him and said, “Welcome to my life!” That is a quote from our three-year-old grandson, who got it from a cartoon. We treasure every minute together.
When I talked to Dr. Nabors (neuro-oncologist at UAB) last weekend, he talked about the possibility (not probability) of our participating in a clinical study after Gorman’s radiation and chemo. It is called PI3 Kinase inhibitor and is done during the maintenance phase of treatment; however, there has to be a slot available at that time so that’s iffy. In the meantime, our sons Charlie and Grady, are researching clinical trials everywhere.
On Friday we will learn when radiation and chemo will start but it appears it will be next week. He will have radiation five days a week for six weeks, along with chemo in the form of a pill, Timedar. We are told the side effects are not as severe as with standard chemo so that’s a blessing.