Husband here, one more time:
The rockstar neurosurgeon just came out and said Karyn’s surgery is done. “Karyn did great,” was the good word, and he got everything out that he saw as abnormal tissue. It sounds like it went very well.
Pathology’s initial assessment is that it is new tumor growth, rather than inflammation caused by Karyn’s vaccine trial. While that was always the more likely scenario, hearing it from the doctor stings. Again. Always.
Still, there’s no reason to be anything but optimistic. Karyn has kept “the beast” at bay for two and half years. There are treatments she can use and new trials with encouraging results she can likely join.
She’s now getting situated in ICU, and I should get to join her soon. If it takes too long I’m stealing a pair of scrubs, sneaking in and staying until they realize I’m kissing a patient.
Eternally grateful for all your love and support, Todd