On To The Next Step
Gorman and I had a wonderful time in Pennsylvania, where we were able to experience Spring all over again. It was so nice to get away and focus on something other than his illness. Of course, it’s always there, like a little black cloud, hovering nearby but at least for eight days we were able to push it pretty far away.
Now we’re home and it’s been a month since his surgery so we’re ready to take the next bite out of the elephant. He will start Avastin next week, don’t know the details yet. Dr. Nabors talked with the folks at MDAnderson and the trials they have going right now would not be of much use in our situation. There are lots of clinical trials out there combining Avastin with other drugs but so far nothing is showing much good. There are two types of chemo that Dr. Nabors will add to Gorman’s treatment if there is another recurrence; let’s try not to think about that. Also some targeted radiation can be used if need be.
The good news is that Gorman feels good which is amazing considering the surgery he’s had. We are hopeful that the Avastin will give him some more time and who knows, maybe a new super drug will pop up as a result of all these clinical trials. Emotionally we’re a little shaky but know our Lord will continue to give us strength for today. I have yet another new slogan: “You can’t change the past but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future”. How true!