I had the repeat Brain MRI 9/3 (last week), I have mixed feelings, first I read the report on my own and was disappointed as the results read "mixed response to numerous intracranial metastases but overall increased FLAIR/mass effect in the posterior fossa compared to previous study". And I got depressed until I met with my doctors and after looking more closely at the results it appears that my lesions are "minimally worse but some minimally improved but the majority are the same." Great- so what does that mean? It means I keep swimming! The good news is that the lesions are about the same, and still no really bad side effects, I still feel relatively fine, beside being tired and the occasional headache. My neuro-oncologist will double the dose of my IT herceptin from 20 to 40 so that may help. I'll still get my other IV meds and keep taking one day at a time. I have to admit it is tiring but I've got to just keep in the moment. My yoga instructor posts to FaceBook each week and this is what he posted last week which made perfect sense to me. “Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” ~ by Caroline Adams
So I'm carrying on, still teaching, still discovering, still swimming, and grateful for all I have, Love to you and may you find or stay on your path.