Early this morning, I received a call from our 1st oncologist with the verbal results of the "second opinion" pathology report from Barnes. They are still classifying the tumor as a grade 3 (mid-high grade) anaplastic oligoastrocytoma. Also, the tumor does not have the certain genetic mutation markers that we were hoping for, which means that it will be less receptive to chemotherapy (bummer!).
The good news is that we have an appointment tomorrow (Wednesday) with neuro-oncologist, Dr. Linette, who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors. He has set aside time just to see me tomorrow. I told the nurse, I am a patient that HE really wants. (I am not sure she believed me.)
After the phone call about the Barnes pathology report, Stuart and I went to see diggers and excavators working at a construction site near our home. It was good to get away and spend some time with him. Just like old times prior to the diagnosis. He loves his DIG R's.
I did cry after I heard about the gene mutation disappointment, but I realize tomorrow is a new day! (which I am thankful for) - Kate