I have since discussed my prognosis and options with my local oncologist, the oncologists in Sloan Memorial (NYC) where I did my radiation treatment, and with experts at Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee, WI), where I got my surgery performed.
Not that trials would have helped, but due to the coronavirus most places are not enrolling new participants for trials. In fact, the coronavirus threat impacts every single one of my available options.
Weighing all my options, the best option for me currently is not to endure more treatment, which perhaps could have extended my life for several months. Instead, I choose to live out the few months of my life as fully as I can, entering it with the health I currently have. For example, I had a lovely three-hour walk yesterday. I understand my choice may be hard for some of you to understand, but for me, the quality of life is more important than extra months lived.
In other family news, here is what else has been going on the past two weeks:
1) Wednesday, March 11th: My father fell and broke his hip (femoral break). He was taken to the hospital where they did an MRI of his brain and that imaging indicated he had had a small stroke. He was therefore immediately transported to another hospital an hour away, in Pennsylvania, where I stayed with him Thursday through Sunday.
Good news: My brother Chris came down from Alaska to help my father. And now Chris is here to also spend time with me.