Hi! Today I received good news: I will be going home this Friday evening! We had my case meeting today, and the doctors, therapists, and staff agreed that I had made sufficient progress so that I could function at home with supervision and minimal assistance. That means I need someone to keep an eye on me when I'm walking around, going up and down steps, getting dressed, etc. to make sure I don't do anything to hurt myself. In other words, I've achieved the functionality of a three-year-old. But that's progress!
The next step is to visit Dr. Legha in Houston for CT scans and a checkup. Dr. Legha wants to see what the tumors in my liver are doing so that he can decide what type of chemo, if any, to administer along with the radiation. I made appointments to get scanned in Houston on September 7th and then I will meet with Dr. Legha on September 10th. That should get me back to Wauwatosa in time to start and finish three weeks of radiation before my brother's wedding on October 5th. I missed Michelle's wedding in April because of this cancer; I don't want to miss Michael's wedding too.
As enjoyable as my hospital stay has been--and it really has been enjoyable thanks to all of the wonderful people who work here at Froedtert--I look forward to going home. It will be nice to spend Labor Day weekend with Kelly and the kids. The college football season starts Saturday, so maybe I'll catch a couple of games, too. Go Irish! Go Huskers! Go Badgers!