Well, it was a pretty darned demoralizing visit with Dr. Bouncy today.
We looked at my just-pre-Leg-Explosion scans.
For one thing, we saw why Dr. B said that ablation was not an option for the pelvis/hip tumor. It is not a nice tame sphere of haywire cells. It is a Blob Of Evil that wraps pretty much around and through the entire pelvic and femur area. It has destroyed most of the bone, and is strangling everything else around it, including blood flow - thus the Amazing Expandable Leg. And it is growing at breakneck speed, to the point where I can feel the difference between how it is one day and how it is two days later.
My guess is that although some of the other tumors were responding mildly to some of the chemo treatments, that tumor was busily wrapping itself around me, unchecked.
I was told earlier about the rib tumor that is expanding itself into the top section of my lung. But it turns out I also have an independent tumor in my liver.
Which is the first of what is likely to be many. Fairly soon, if this last treatment doesn't work.
Prognosis is not good. This was illustrated by the fact that Dr. Bouncy not only didn't conspicuously avoid the whole End Of Life/Hospice Care conversation - he initiated it.
So if this treatment works better than the others, I'll have some months ahead. Probably not a year. If it doesn't - well, of course nobody can say for certain, but we can probably count the weeks pretty easily.
Not what we wanted to hear, even though we were fairly certain of the likely report long before we entered the office.
There are a lot of practical decisions and work that are going to need doing in the next few weeks.
No rest for the wicked, I guess...