Maxi Malone Cancer Update

David did well after 39 radiation treatments and chemo once a week back in March. It didn’t last. He isn’t feeling well again and sleeps most of the day … the cough is back.

On July 7th he had a PET Scan. Here’s how this test is done: the technician injected dye into David’s body, he sat for 45 minutes, then is put into machine for 25-30 minutes. The dye will show any place the cancer has spread in the body.

We went to the oncologist on July 14th for the results of the PET Scan. The news isn’t good … the cancer has spread to David’s liver.

When we looked at the results of the CT Scan on June 10th there was a spot on David’s liver about one-eighth inch. We thought it was a cyst. Four weeks later it was a 21/2″ tumor.

David and I asked the doctor to tell us straight out what this means for him. “We are talking months,” he sighed, “maybe twelve.” He asked for a copy of David’s Living Will.

My husband is on B12 and other vitamins to prepare for chemo of a special drug to give him more time. David will have chemo every three weeks until it is no longer effective. He will also have a PET Scan every three weeks.

We have prepared his Living Will; it is called “Five Wishes.” We had the standard form but discarded it after reading this.

Something good can come from something painful. I have learned:

Life is not measured by months, weeks, or days … it’s every single breath.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full



About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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