I have wanted to fly to New York to meet this man, and learn from him, but I haven't had a great sense of direction. It's always tough to make the final decisions in life, but luckily for me, this morning I received a sign! My girlfriend who is battling metastatic breast cancer mentioned Dr NYC, and I remembered us discussing how pleased she has been under his care. She was literally singing his praises when she found out I was curious about his reputation. This girl, or woman I should say, although I usually just call myself a girl - we're the same age (more or less), is one of the most well researched cancer patients, or humans for that matter! She's incredibly interesting and witty, curious, and out-of-the-box in her myriad of cancer therapies, most of which she has researched and discovered on her own (it seems). She's hands-on, and although we are an ocean apart, I feel like we're going into battle, side by side, with full armor. Hopefully L won't mind that I'm sharing our friendship, but it's important for me to include the catalyst for my new appointment.
Sometimes when I'm not blogging, actually quite often, I'm researching. This astro-hermie is never off my mind, or out of my mind for that matter :) I'm constantly planning my next plan of attack, and I've got a pretty sweet one figured out! The problem is that I can't explain it until I have all of the information from my multitude of doctors (it will take several conversations since there are so many). So, for now, please trust that I have quite the bunny up my sleeve. Things are looking better and better, and as I am able to give more information, I promise I will let you know. It could take months for me to be able to discuss, but like the youngest child that I am, I am HORRIBLE about secrets - especially my own.
I guess the biggest take-away from this post is that we are on a serious upswing, and I have a master plan. The best and most elaborate plan I've had since I was diagnosed. Fingers crossed that it will all work out!
|Last night Dan and I took our nephew Casey to the preseason Seahawks game.|
|Holding hands as we walked through the crowd. Highlight of my night :)|