This might be the first time I'm at a loss for words on this blog. So, I'll let my path report speak for me:
There has been interval (since December 10) development of a subtle ill-defined hypodense lesion within the right hepatic lobe. This lesion measures 2.8 x 2.4 cm in size. In the hepatic dome in the lateral left hepatic lobe there is a new hypodense lesion which measures 2.0 x 2.0 cm in size.
(There are domes in your liver???)
Then there is a bunch of other stuff about my innards, all which are mostly normal - a cyst here, a misshapen uterus there....
Impression: Interval development of two ill-defined hepatic lesions measuring 2.4 and 2.0 cm. Although nonspecific these lesions are concerning for metastatic foci.
My oncologist said we have to assume they are cancer until proven otherwise. They are setting me up with a liver biopsy - I have the pre-op blood tests for it tomorrow. After that, we'll do a PET. If the only cancer is the two spots in my liver, than I'm "salvageable" which was his word.
Oh, don't get huffy, he's a good doctor and a nice person.
I am extremely nervous about this left-side pain now. It's been there for six months, and now that my shoulder doesn't hurt so much, I notice that it has gotten worse. That pain may mean I can't go to the salvage yard, and have to be crushed instead.
Considering these lesions were not there five months ago and are now 2 plus centimeters, I think the only logical assumption is that HER2 is doing its thing. I can still hope it's something I don't know about - something that grows quickly on the liver of cancer patients that isn't, you know, cancer.
But, I won't hold my breath.