More time, more chemo.

Thursday night.  Some days are more memorable than others.  Today we headed out with much anticipation to consult with another orthopedic oncologist; he is affiliated with Mt. Sinai Medical Center.  He spent an impressive amount of time with us, explaining his assessment of Rob’s synovial sarcoma and whether or not it could be surgically resected.  He felt it could be, and his explanation made sense.  Next we had a quick lunch at The Shake Shack (great burgers and shakes!), then we traveled down Park Avenue along with so many others (the traffic was crazy awful!), arriving at NYU Cancer Center to meet with Dr. Rosen.  He examined Rob’s leg and decided that one more round of chemo could possibly shrink the tumor more.  This news puts off the imminent surgical decision a few more weeks — and Rob will start his next round of chemo on Monday.

While the surgery decision will still need to be made, there’s some more time now.  If the chemo shrinks the tumor more, the margins can thereby be increased, which means that the idea of saving Rob’s leg gains some credence.

We are continuing to rely on God’s provision, and rightly so!  He provides amazingly for us, each and every day.  God’s grace is sufficient when and how we need it.  And, what a great gift that is — somehow He keeps me focused on not jumping too far ahead — which definitely helps.

2 Corinthians 12:9:  My grace is enough; it’s all you need.

Ephesians 2:8:  God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

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2 Responses to More time, more chemo.

  1. Paula Parris says:

    Roz, Bob and I are good friends with Joan and Fanester. (Joan used to be Bob’s secretary at Wieuca). I just wanted to let you know of our continued prayers for Rob and your family. These are certainly tough times, but our prayer is that God will continue to lift all of you up.


  2. Ellen Knox says:

    I am praying for all the Gregorys! You are an inspiration. Rob has shown the courage of a hero and that’s just what he is. I will be praying for success on this next round of chemo. May God’s strength continue to buoy you and renew your strength each day. Love, Ellen

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