After our consulation this morning with Dr. James Knister, it was very clear to all of us - and most importantly - to Mom, that the right choice is to proceed with treatment right here in Napa.
We feel completely confident in this decision! Dr. Knister was both compassionate and intelligent. He was gently informative while being straightforward and forthright. Dr. Knister gave Mom almost two full hours of his time, carefully explaining the radiation treatment process.
And so we begin our journey ....... Dr. Daniel Mirda will be the Medical Oncologist, Dr. Knister will be the Radiation Oncologist and Dr. William Ryan from UCSF will remain as the Ear, Nose and Throat physician consulting on her followup.
We expect Mom's treatment to begin before Christmas and continue for about two months.
Knowing how things work in our family, I predict she will be finished about the time the Tulip tree should be ready to bloom!!!!!
She is a true inspiration to all of us! I will continue to update this blog with her progress and perseverance.
Thank you so much to all of you for your prayers, support and love.