Topic: Liver lesion - the disease takes its course
Looking back at this year, I have reasons to feel grateful. At this time last year I was very ill. UCLA made the decision not to do surgery, and I was told I had months to live. A referral to Dr. Selby at USC changed our lives. After a total of 22 hours or surgery, I was rendered "disease free." This relatively healthy time has been a gift.
Of course, this disease is tenacious to say the least. CT scans performed for Dr. Lenz this week revealed a growing lesion in the liver. I will have an MRI next week to provide more imaging information. I will also see Dr. Selby, not because there is a surgical option, but because he best understands my re-engineered liver and can evaluate the lesion and treatment options.
Honestly, it's been a tough couple of days. Of course, we've assumed this day was coming, but one always hopes it would be later rather than sooner. Thursday we were numb. Friday sad. Today, I'm hoping we begin to turn the corner to take the next positive steps in the journey.
As always, we appreciate the support we've received from all of you through the downs and ups and downs.... For everyone, I hope for a blessed holiday season.