Let's just say I knew it wouldn't be GREAT news. So I will start with a little perspective:
The tumors in my abdomen doubled in size in a month (between December and January)= Not good.
January was the last time I had CT scans.
12 weeks ago I had my first vaccine- They said it may take 8-12 weeks to start working (maybe longer). And that the body has to have time to build the immune system. So with time, the vaccine could progressively get stronger.
All that being said, CT scan news isn't "good."
The tumors have grown 16% since January. Yes, them growing at all sucks on toast. But they didn't double in size, they didn't triple... it's been 3 months and only 16%. So let's say the vaccine has slowed down the growth?
Let's say that. And let's say that after this 12 week point- the vaccine will be working at it's full potential, meaning it will be shrinking the hell out of the tumors.
I have another shot at the end of May, no scans. Then scans at the end of June. We'll see what comes of it.
In the meantime- My immune system will be getting boosts from being happy and with my girls- and a trip to Italy in June.
Plus, since I will have the time- I will be juicing a lot more and I will be meeting with the hippie doctor to see what kind of nasty concoctions I can drink or eat or whatever to help my immune system.
There are other trials I am elegible for and I will be doing those too- as soon as I get my last shot.
I'll have the details on those trials when I get more information about them.
In the meantime- I'm ready to start bashing heads to get it to the medical community that appendix cancer IS NOT colon cancer. The sooner they get that through their thick as hell skulls, the better. And I'm sure the more lives they can start saving.
So, let's focus on the marginal news and the hope of good news in the future instead of the 16%.
More later folks.
Thank you for the continued prayers.