Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Latest News

Hello again.
Cathy here, with an update on the lastest news.
Ellen had an MRI this past Monday with an appointment with Dr.Nick on Tuesday. The tumor area which had recent radiation appears to be stable. The blood which was clouding the MRI has been mostly reabsorbed and Dr.Nick could see the mass had not increased in size. Ellen does have two other areas which have "signaled", meaning there are tumor cells growing. They are small spots, but hopefully will respond to chemo treatment. Dr. Levin, at MDAnderson in Houston, will review her scans and determine if there is a clinical trial available which would benefit Ellen. The back-up plan is a round of chemo treatment which she would begin in 6 weeks.

In the meantime, we are moving! Ellen is very happy and excited about the return home. The movers come on the 9th of November and we should be set up in New Orleans around the 13th. Our new address will be: 1031 Fern St. New Orleans, LA 70118.
We are both looking forward to friends and family, streetcars and crawfish, love and laughter.
I will post another update soon. Thanks for all the loving thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Back to the Big Easy

Hello All
Cathy here again. Just wanted to pass along some good news! Ellen and I will be moving back to New Orleans, hopefully mid November if all goes well. We spent a few days there last week and located a beautiful home in the Riverbend area, which we both love. It will be close to the streetcar, several business's and many friends. I haven't seen Ellen this happy for a very long time, so we both know this is absolutly the best decision in many ways. Ellen will be closer to her family in Lafayette, which is only two hours away. We have met with a Doctor in New Orleans who is experienced in working with the type of cancer Ellen has and who will work with Dr. Nick in Orlando in handling Ellen's care. It is all good and we are both excited to be returning home.
Ellen is doing well right now. We have another MRI and visit with Dr. Nick on October 27. Hopefully, the bleed will have been reabsorbed and a clear view of the tumors will reveal they have become smaller in size. Maybe the damn little bastards have completly disappeared. That is obviously my very most biggest hope. I suspect you all probably feel the same way..............
I'll write again soon.
love to all and thanks so much for your kind thoughts and wonderful prayers.