We had a good conversation with Dr. Rinn today regarding my latest CT scan. The scan shows all the tumors are either stable or improving. Based on that, she is comfortable with me switching from chemo to Femara in April. I will still come in for monthly infusions of Zometa for my spine, plus have scans, lab tests, and so forth, but at least I will be done with the weekly chemo routine. She was optimistic that Femara will continue to reduce the tumors and I'll be able to stay on it for a long time to come (possibly years). While I'm excited to have an end-date for chemo, it is a little daunting to think about "what next" since once I start feeling better I need to figure out if I can go back to work, etc. It is always hard to transition to a new normal and nothing about our current situation was part of our plan, so it'll be an adjustment for sure.
Thanks again to everyone for your continued support and encouragement. I imagine I won't be posting as much to this blog starting in April/May since there won't be quite as much going on (which is good!), so don't worry if you don't see updates from me. Another big thanks to Kate and Molly for keeping the blog going as it has been such a great way for us to communicate.