My morning this morning. v is off on assignment and I crept back into bed, after he left, to savor my coffee and the early morning sunshine.
I have added a translate button to this blog. I've also added one to the blog that is just for chronicling my growth (hopefully) with photography: Biondography. I notice that I have had visits from several other countries which I find really exciting and gratifying. I want to make it easy to share our thoughts and experiences here.
As for v's cancer; we are in a sort of limbo. We know from the CT scan results that the tumors remain present, but we don't know how active they may be. His physical condition is so good that the doctors are offering alternatives for us. He can take a break from treatment for the time being. He can begin another round of chemotherapy with a new combination of drugs, one of which will cause hair loss. He can, if authorized by his insurance, begin a maintenance regimen. All with close monitoring and, all of the above will depend on the outcome of another PET scan. The doctor's office is attempting to obtain authorization for that test. As best I can explain: the PET scan will show metabolic activity of the tumors and let us have more information about what is actually happening. As what most people who know what v is going through generally remark: he looks far too healthy to be dying. He gains weight consistently, he has no difficulty eating or swallowing, his energy and activity level has improved, and he has little, or no, discomfort.
We have decided that, as much as possible, we aren't going to live under a cloud.
Mostly this morning I just wanted to introduce our new "translate" button. Now I hope to hear from some of those people in countries I have to find on a map when I see them listed as having visited.
In bocca al lupo. m & v