Quick update

Status quo. This is the first of two weeks off chemo. Mom is holding steady — no vomiting, manageable pain. She’s still fatigued but continues to putter about and even picked up some crochet work. She also tried a little coffee for the first time in a few months. Baby steps, but we’re moving in …

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Next phase

Finally. We start chemo on Monday. It has been such a painful and difficult wait, and the frustration has been taking its toll. But the good news is that we have an appointment with the Napa oncologist on Friday for a review of the latest test results and a “chemo orientation class.” A lot of …

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Mom: Next Steps

Bad news from our last visit to the urologist at UCSF. After almost a full day of lab and radiological tests, we learned that the cancer has metasticized, which means it has spread. Her doctor, a surgeon, referred us to a urologist-oncologist (a urologist with a specialty in cancer). Our appointment — after I called …

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