We are officially 5/7 of the way through radiation treatment. I honestly cannot wait for this week to be over. It will mark the end of chemo and we will be past the 80% point of radiation. Hopefully all this is doing its job and killing the tumors.
Everyone asks how things are going and there is no real answer to give. It appears that the tumors are shrinking, the swelling in Sean's neck is smaller. But until all the treatments are done, then they wait a bit (because it continues to do its thing for a while even when treatments are done) and then they will do another PET scan. So, we won't know till around Thanksgiving what the next step will be.
The ultimate hope is that the tumors are completely gone. The more likely outcome is that they are reduced considerable but he will need another surgery to remove what is left. And then he will still have to go back every 6 months to be checked for any re-occurrences of tumors.
Right now we are just living day by day trying to deal with the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.