Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A New Beginning

We went to John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center today, in hopes that they would have something new to try. The doctor was very well prepared. She had studied Stan's case and listened to all our concerns. Because gall bladder cancer is so rare, there will not be any clinical trials for just for his type of cancer. She said we could likely get into a phase one trial where they test new drugs. The other option is to go back to Stan's oncologist and start with another round of chemo. None of the options have much of a chance of helping him. At this time we have decided it may be time to stop with the medical procedures and just enjoy life. We will start with a reunion in Nauvoo, Ill and then go to Utah to visit our families. This is not the end but a new beginning.