It has been a while since I offered an update on my wife's dealing with cancer.  A number of people have asked that I at least periodically offer updates, even if there is no positive news.  So allow me to describe the general situation and where we are specifically.
There are good days and bad days.  The three week cycle of two weeks of chemo and one week off now has a definite shape -  the end of chemo (which is a Monday) and the first few days off chemo (Tues and Wed), which is where we currently are, are the most difficult.  Despite that, Leaves on the Current is working about 80% or a bit more of the hours she would normally work.  Her appetite comes and goes, to some degree affected by whether she can taste things enough.  At this point in the cycle whatever she wants I will try to obtain - so this morning it was down to Dunkin Donuts for a couple of plain donuts.  That is what she wanted, and it was a nice way to start her day.
She is increasingly independent in her movement and activities, but not completely.  Thus she was able to spend a good chunk of the weekend with one of her nephews giving him a treat - they went to Gettysburg for the reenactment, which very much delighted him.   She is now comfortable with driving three hours at a time to visit family or do activities like this.
The one issue is that she cannot secure Gregor, her back brace, as well as I can.  if I still have an important function (besides cleaning the cat pans) it is that I am the expert at fitting Gregor on to be most supportive.
And that brings us to how we are waiting and hoping.   It has to do with the neurosurgeon.