Health Bulletin from Lynne

May 6th, 2013

Health Bulletin from Lynne May 2013

I wanted everyone to be aware of the latest state of the metastasis of my cancer, as revealed by the most recent PET scan.  While the lymph nodes and scapula have shown great improvement in size and density following chemo, the cancer in my lungs has not appreciably changed.  It is still Stage 4. Since I am now finished with the four chemo treatments that are considered safe, there will need to be a new course of treatment.

As you all know, I am determined to fight fight fight and one day walk out of Prison—soon.  Right now, I am finding myself very weary, needing frequent naps.  Worse,  I am affected by the Chemo brain which takes a toll on my memory and my ability to task and multi task.  As most of you would agree, nothing can be as cruel as that which affects mental ability.  Nonetheless, I am trying — I have lost appetite (hence the pounds shed –some earlier and not due to cancer but to Jail) and, of course, my hair.  Now that the chemo has ended, I hope that my energy level will pick up and I will be able to resume my writing and correspondence.

Meanwhile, it is more important than ever that we keep up the pressure on the Bureau of Prisons and that they do not snatch victory and turn it into defeat.  We are waiting for an inspection by the Probation Department in New York, of my sons’s home where I intend to be cared for in Brooklyn.  Then the motion by the Washington BOP to Judge Koeltl and his decision. None of this will happen unless we keep up the pressure.  Together we all have accomplished much (See comment on “More Releases of Ailing Prisoners” NYT 5/2/13)  But we have miles to go before we sleep  and I must say when I return to my bed after a slight exertion, I am mighty happy to sigh and fall in !! Bring me home !!

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