By Friday morning, the abdominal pain I’ve been struggling with became unbearable. Ken brought me to the ER. I was later admitted. The first tests eliminated concern about spinal cord compression. The pain was eventually attributed to the tumors increasing in size in/on my liver and in a vertebrae in my lower back.

The side effects from the pain killers I had been receiving at home added to my pain and problems. Different drugs were tried, they now have the pain under control and the nausea eliminated.

I’ve been told they will discharge me today. Meanwhile, I am trying to get an appointment to start the clinical trial at USC.