Friday, December 01, 2006
New York, New York
This photo is of Gord and me on the "Lady Liberty" harbour cruise, just as it passed in front of the Statue of Liberty.
We had a fantastic time in NYC.... more details to follow. We were there for two nights and one full day (two partial days) and we made the most of it. We toured all over Manhattan, saw "Wicked" and the "Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular". The city is amazing anyway, but to see all of the Christmas decorations was really a splendid experience.
My appointment at Memorial Sloan Kettering was also really good. It was a very thorough case review and they were very compassionate, honest and very thorough. I left convinced that I have been on good treatment paths in every instance along my journey with breast cancer. And, I also got some good advice for next steps as I continue to manage the disease. I already knew that I have an aggressive cancer "triple negative" for hormone and oncogene receptors, and so the only tx options are chemo. However, they reminded me that there are many chemo options and we discussed these (as I have with my oncologist here in Canada). And reviewed any possible experimental options (none where I live at the moment, unfortunately)
Thanks to my cousin Sean, who helped me get connected with one of the most respected breast oncologists in the USA... I am very grateful to have had the opportunity, even to meet and discuss my case with this well known, and well published physician.
I had a CT scan on Monday, just before leaving for New York. The NY docs had a quick look at the summary, but it needs interpretation by my oncologist, will get to that after next week... because.......
Tomorrow, Gord and I leave on the vacation we had previously planned - a Carribean cruise. So will provide another update when we return.