I can’t believe that a week has gone by since Lisa came home from the hospital. So far, her recover is smooth and she is doing great. Everyday she gets stronger and more like herself. Everyday she can walk a little farther and stay up a little longer. She still tires very quickly, but her recovery is typical for someone in her situation.
Yesterday, we made a trip to the Mass General Neurological Unit, where they removed all of Lisa’s sutures from the surgery. (I counted a total of about 35 stitches! She now has way cooler scars than any of mine!) According to the nurse practitioner, the surgical wounds look fine and are healing nicely. She handled the trip fairly well; we even stopped at a favorite restaurant for lunch on the way home!
Getting every microscopic piece of the tumor is impossible with surgery, so the next step in dealing with the brain metastases is whole brain radiation (WBR). We don’t have a definite date for the start of WBR, but it will start as soon as the surgical site has healed appropriately.
I will post an update of Lisa’s progress once we have details on the next leg of this journey.