I returned on 12/6 to Johns Hopkins for my 3rd - 3 month followup. I have inoperable stage 3B NSCLC. At that time the Cat Scan showed abnormalities in the lower left lung. Because the original cancer is in the upper left lung, they ordered a biopsy and PET Scan. The PET Scan was inconclusive as far as the new mass but showed that I still have double pneumonia which I have been fighting since September.
Wednesday afternoon, my oncologist called to let me know she had received the pathology report from 12/12. Because of the location of the original tumor, the doctors were unable to biopsy the lower lung but did take a biopsy of the original cancer.
The pathology report showed that the original cancer is active. I am scheduled to return to JHH on 1/12, to meet with a team of doctors to determine my treatment from here. I know radiation will not be an option as I have already received all the radiation that can be administered to this tumor.
I am asking all of you to pray, if you will, that God's Will be done for me. I have a loving supportive family and I know God's goodness and mercy endureth forever.
God bless each of you.