I would lie if I didn't say this was another blow. We keep hearing about possible long term effects of all of the treatments, but the bottom line is, without treatment his chances are too high of a risk, one that we are not willing to take. Let's face it, none of us know what our futures hold with regards to health, relationships, happiness, wealth etc.... We all do the best we can to take care of ourselves, to do what is right, but life (as we have been shown) happens, sometimes in spite of what we do and we have to deal with it as happens. to me words are powerful, so you won't see me repeat the "negative possibilities". I believe in being "aware", but not accepting of the "what if's".
The few hours were full of information, work and emotions. I'm glad when they say were are done and don't need to return until Tuesday for pre-hospital lab work. Zack slept through everything so he is well rested and ready for dinner. As agreed we meet Rhonda and Peter for dinner of (what else) Steak. Tomorrow Zack will do more school work and turn in what he has completed. I have arranged for Mom and I to meet our dear friend Louis (his wife Celia has a full day so she can't join us) for lunch. We are anxious to hear about his month in Italy. As I told him in a previous email, I live vicariously through others and need to hear about his journey. We agree to meet at the "Bistro" a quaint restaurant on the Biltmore House Property, where my sister works at Guests Services. ( ask for her if you ever want to visit the Biltmore House, it is well worth the trip). http://www.biltmore.com/ Yes, I can't believe it either, I am driving to Asheville again... but to see Louis and take Mom it is well worth it. Besides, they have some of the best thrift stores too! Hey, I can rest over the weekend!
All in all, it was a very productive day! Zack is already starting to feel more energetic and we are closer to the next step. Each day that goes by is another day he is done with treatment. A blessing indeed!