Just came home from Dr. L’s office. After he examined me he’s determined that after 1 month of taking Ibrance, my tumor has shrunk approximately 50%!!! Its unbelievable news. The doctor was thrilled and I think he was looking for a bigger reaction from me. I don’t think it hit me until I texted the boys the news and burst into tears. I’m so grateful that Im on this trial and that my body is reacting so well. I generally try not to dwell on what happening, or even think about it because what good does it do? But this is a big deal.
So if this continues, god willing, by the time my surgery date arrives there will only be “a sprinkling” of cancer cells for them to remove. I’ll stay on the Ibrance for 6 months after surgery to make sure all rogue cells are caught, and the Letrozole for 5 years. Which means more hot flashes and tiredness. But who cares because its all worth it.
Im picking up Phillip George at the airport in a couple hours after his month long sojourn in the UK. I’ve missed him and am happy to have him back. Then we’re going out to celebrate!!! Im alive, dammit, and I plan to stay that way for a long time.