He reiterated what the oncologist said, she is not a candidate for surgery. The UCLA doctor, altho I don't trust him due to his previous behavior, had said if there is shrinkage we can "take it to the surgeon." Some hospitals (Mayo Clinic for example) say they CAN and WILL do surgery on Stage 4. Kaiser says no.
Stacey is one day past chemo today and is stil sick, but less so than over the weekend. It was a grind getting to the Palliative Care Clinic, it's hidden away without signage, and we had to walk several blocks from where we parked in handicapped parking. The hospital is under construction, lots of detours, and was very crowded with people. Thank God Stacey was able to walk better and faster than me. I lagged behind with my cane. She wanted to wheel me in a wheelchair. I was happy she had the strength to even think of that, but of course I wouldn't let her.
It was a heavy, 3 hour morning with physical and emotional components, and she couldn't wait to get home to her bed. She wanted to drive home, and she did, and did fine. But the morning knocked her out. She is resting now.
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