Fay A. Posted June 12, 2004 Share Posted June 12, 2004 The good news is the subcarinal lymph node and soft tissue mass on the bronchial stump (it's official....they are not the same mass) have not grown any larger. The good news is that the new soft tissue mass on the outside of the left lung is very close to the mediastinum, as is the new paratracheal nodes, so when I start radiation to those spots they can all be zapped together. The good news is I can have radiation treatment and still qualify for the ABT 751 Clinical Trial. Won't have radiation sensitizing chemotherapy, though. Seems that another chemo at this time may preclude me participating in a clinical trial. There are facts that can be twisted and turned into what ever you want them to be. I choose to have it be good news more often than not. I'm not trying to kid myself. The disease is progressing, but it hasn't killed me yet, so if it's all the same to others I think I shall just keep on living until it-or something else-does. This isn't about being inspirational. It's about being given a gift....LIFE.....and not wasting what I have now by spending it in sadness over what I may or may not have tomorrow. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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