Topic: Lauren and Gio's trip and then U of M.
I just wanted to let you know that Lauren and Giovanni had a wonderful time in Mexico. Beautiful weather, except it was cloudy and cooler the last two days. They did come home with nice tans! The resort was beautiful and the staff was wonderful. They had fun swimming in the pools and sitting on the beach. Great food and drink. Lots of fun shopping. They had a blast and would like to go back for their honeymoon! We figured out how to Skype, so we got to see their adorable faces every day! The airlines had a wheelchair waiting for her at each airport if she needed it. Lauren felt good the whole time they were there. She took a ton of pictures, but hasn't had a chance to post them yet. The day after they got home, we had to head to U of M for 4 days. Tests and liver biopsy for a study she is in. A very long chat with her liver surgeon. I cannot go into detail about that until I get the go ahead from Lauren. Also, 2 visits with her oncologist. I could not be more impressed with her doctors at U of M. They are doing everything possible to help our girl. She has very big decisions to make. Both of her doctors were very pleased with her MRI results. They would be happy with stable, but she is still showing signs of shrinkage and necrosis after a year and five months of fighting this cancer. She has such a positive attitude about all of this and I can't help but feel that helps so much as well as having youth on her side. I will let you know more when I can. Bless you all and thanks for caring.
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.