With deep sadness, I let you know that my friend (I'm here in this forum for her), who had a brain met removed by surgery on December 2012
, is facing 2 new brain mets, maybe 3 (they are not sure if a lump in her eyelid is lymphoma, that she has since 1998, or colon).
She has been battling lung lesions during all this past year, following the standard of care (chemo) since May. Her last scan shows the lesions are responding to Xelox (even if she had only 2 rounds, with oxali at %60; she had 3 miserable weeks after the 2nd round, so she was in a break when these new brain mets were found).
More sadly, doctors don't consider GammaKnife/SBRT/Cyberknife are possible at this time. She was offered only whole brain radiation as treatment.
I found other amazing technology to ablate brain lesions, offered in a trial at other hospital in Toronto, but she didn't qualify neither.
She had a meeting with her doctors and has accepted WBR; will start radiation this Tuesday.
You may know I'm not a religious person but I have a soft spot for certain taoist/ buddhist take on things (nothing systematic, though), so I'll ask you to keep her in your thoughts/ meditations/ prayers, so she's surrounded by peace, love, truth and yes, joy, in this difficult part of her journey.
(And if you have some remaining good thought, send it my way, that I'm 5600 miles away from her, and here I'll remain, which makes me very sad. I've been working on feeling OK about this since past May 9th, but still have a lot of inner work to do, I feel... I work hard on acceptance but I wish it didn't have to be this way for any of us.)
Nothing else, please... It's a decision taken so she only needs your good thoughts/ prayers. She's registered in this forum (posted a couple of times, here
) so she perhaps comes here to read any good words you have to say : )
I love you, all, thank you for listening.