THIS IS THE LAST CYCLE
And just like that, we received what is truly the best news of our lives- Michaels joint team of Doctors have decided that THIS IS HIS LAST CYCLE!
Here’s the scoop – I remembered reading that the study which was brought to us and helped us make the decision to go for the big gun treatment, was a 12 Year Study based on a 3 Cycle course of Treatment, not 4. As you might recall, last Cycle I asked Dr. Gonzales why 4 Cycles, not 2 or 8 or anywhere in between and he simply said ” because I made up that number, no rhyme, no reason” so upon entering the hospital today, knowing how fragile Michael was and how hard this treatment truly is on a person all together, I emailed his team of doctors and asked about the study and if in fact my memory was serving me correct, 3 Cycles.
They ALL immediately responded that I was correct – 3 Cycles and that they believe 3 Cycles is plenty for Michael and the original number 4 was just that, a number they pulled out of thin air.
And with that Michael and I took that great news of the 12 year study and 3 Cycles and opted to do the 3 Cycles. Dr. Gonzales again told Michael their is “slim to no chance of reoccurrence” because we did BIOCHEMO!
It is with this, beyond exciting news, that I am brought to my knees once again knowing we are now heading into the eye of the storm of Cycle 3 but into the storm equipped with jubilation and the end of the marathon in sight!
We are planning on having a relaxing but joyful August now that we don’t have to come back to BIOCHEMO ever again after this Friday!
Michael can now attend a Bat Mitzvah in August, drive a Jet Ski at Asher’s 10th Birthday party in late August, shoot hoops with our beloved baby boy Gavin and take his beautiful girl Madilynne shopping and down the slides at Water World – all of which were things we thought he’d be still sitting out of but most of all, we will be thanking G-D for the doctors we have been given, the treatment we were able to benefit from, the support of our friends and family and for putting The Summer Of Survival behind us and coming out on top – AS A STRONGER THAN EVER FAMILY!
My Ology of The Day
Just when you think life throws you a curveball, throw it back and you might be surprised!