Do I really need a liver?

I received the results of my latest CT scan today.

The results were not good. The current experimental treatment I have been receiving in Toronto is not working, so I will no longer be participating in that study. The CT scan showed significant growth on my liver which, if it continues, will cause my liver to totally fail and kill me.

I will be going back to my oncologist in Cambridge to see if he has any more options for me.

I get the sense that I don’t have too much more time left.

Fascinatingly, I still don’t really have any pain. The pressure in my abdomen has increased to the occasional ache but it’s still nothing a Tylenol can’t cure.

Of course I am not giving up yet, nor will I ever, but this is certainly a significant setback.

I’ve known this day was coming for five years now. I don’t like it but there’s not a lot I can do to prevent it. In fact, I think I’m doing all I can. I don’t know of anything else to do besides pray. Please join me in doing so.

Please pray for my family, who are not thrilled with the idea of me leaving them.

Please pray that my oncologist will be able to offer me some more treatment options and that these treatment options will work.