Round 3, coming up

The Thriller is halfway done with his initial course of chemotherapy. Number three of four is this coming Wednesday, and he’s looking forward to getting it over with.

Best news of August, though: no new brain tumors! Victory! The three lesions that remain are smaller now, thanks to the gamma knife surgery back in June.

Tomorrow, he goes to nearby Mansfield for a lower body scan — another important test — to see how his throat, lungs, lymph nodes and other gears are working after two chemo treatments. I’ll be sure to update you here.

For the next few days, I absolutely, positively¬†must go get some work done at school. I have all but abandoned my summer preparations (and admittedly, I feel zero guilt, but no small amount of trepidation), and this music isn’t going to buy itself. School starts Monday the 21st, and I have done next to nothing.

But y’know…some things are just more important than work. Lots of things, actually. Like family and friends and enjoying life.

And food.

Hungry Jax


15 thoughts on “Round 3, coming up

  1. Mavis

    I’ll be on pins and needles waiting for results from the scan, tomorrow. No matter what the outcome, we’ll all keep fighting right with the Thriller! He’s strong and has a resolve like I’ve never seen before. We’re all in the cheering section for you both! (imagine Mavis with pom-poms. Uh.. No. Let’s not.) #teamthriller!!

  2. David

    Great news!
    Prayers continue for both The Thriller and you Ms Fink!
    No excuse nor reason necessary; you took care of that which was important and it wasn’t school prep! You will be ready, you always are.
    Love you!

  3. Ross Bonander

    Really good news and glad to hear you also have an eye on the approaching school year.

    Oh and I LOVED the, was it Dairy Queen, gift certificate you mentioned on FB? A very thoughtful gift at the right time.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Yes, it was DQ, and I STILL don’t know who sent it! Blah…so frustrating! It was an incredibly thoughtful gift indeed, and the Thriller loves DQ ice cream cakes. I must find the sender!

  4. Darice

    They say the third time’s a charm…can’t wait to hear how all of this goes. Your whole household is making magic right now! Big hugs and even bigger cheers for #teamthriller!

  5. PKPudlin

    Good news indeed!! Keep fighting the good fight! DO NOT forget to take care of the caretaker. Just a caveat.
    Love and hugs!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      We will continue to fight for sure — and no worries, I have watchdogs all around me to make sure I don’t fall off the world! <3 <3 Thanks luv!

  6. Nancy

    Keeping Michael, you, and your whole family in my thoughts and prayers. Vizualizing clear scans,as he kicks this to the curb. And yes…work will always be there, but loved ones are a precious commodity.??
    Go Team Thriller!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Thank you, Nancy! I hope his scans going forward improve. And you’re right; the work can wait sometimes!

  7. Deb Clemons

    Praying all continues to go well. Praise God the brain tumors are smaller and no new ones! Family comes first,school will still be there and you will do the amazing job with the kids that you have always done. Keep smiling! You are truly awesome.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Thanks, Deb — I love your attitude and outlook! Family does indeed come first, and I need to be OK with the choirs being fine and the music getting learned in its own time, and maybe not on my timetable this year. We keep up the fight — never giving up, just like you!


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