Monday, August 31, 2009

Zeroing In

We had new scans done today that showed growth in the nodules in the lungs.  Therefore they want to postpone the surgery to remove the lymph node so as to not delay treatment to try and combat the lung nodules.  If we had the surgery done now, it would be two or three weeks before they could start me on a drug treatment while the wound healed and I recovered.  So the current game plan (subject to change at a moment's notice) is to start me on a drug treatment to combat the lung nodules and do the surgery if needed at a later date. 

We will hash out some more of the details out tomorrow with the physician and hopefully have a better defined approach then.  But for now, although we are zeroing in on it, the final strategy is still a bit fuzzy.

13 comments:

laura said...

Thanks for the update Ben. Looks like this is going to be a design build project - take it as it comes. I know it's all in the Lord's hands and that you have tremendous people helping you. Team Firestorm is behind you all the way.

Steve said...

Ben you are in good hands down there. You will do well.

Steve and Merr

Sarah said...

Thanks for the update. I am so glad that you are there and getting the best care possible. We are sending our prayers across the ocean.

shellie Hepworth said...

You've been on my mind all day. it's good to know what is happening. Everyone knows how devoted you both are to the Lord and he to you. I know things will go smoothly. We love you both and are praying for you daily. We Love you both.
Ken and Shellie

Bethany said...

Thanks for the update. We are all pulling for you here!

ghd3 said...

Thanks for the update Ben. Keep 'em coming. You're in our family's prayers. It sounds like you are receiving good (and aggressive) care, which I'm glad about. Will chat soon, friend. God speed, and keep up the good fight.

Melissa said...

Thanks for your willingness to keep us all in-the-loop. We are thinking of you and praying for you.

Anonymous said...

We have been thinking of you so much and hoping the best for your little family. Thanks for sharing the plans to recovery with all of us. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

Cort and Ginny

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the update...I have been thinking about you so much! I am so glad you are there getting the best treatment possible! We love you!

Courtney said...

Scotty and I are praying for you!! Much love!

Jane Durham said...

also thanks for the update, we are thinking about you often!

Sarah Schmidt said...

Hey Ben and Allison--

Thank you for filling us in. We are all praying for you from the tallest to the smallest. Go team!

Love, the Schmidts

Dave and Georgia said...

Ben and Allison,
We admire your positive outlook and faith and are thinking and praying for you. Dave and Georgia