This morning I went for a check up with my surgeon. He did an exam and he too was very pleased with the way the tumor is responding to the chemo. He took a good bit of time to sit down and explain things to me, which was so nice. He told me that most people think that the chemo shrinks the tumor smaller and smaller, but actually what happens is the size stays the same, but the chemo makes holes in it, making it harder to feel. Eventually this will probably make it nonpalpable, so he will continue to follow me throughout the chemo, until the surgery.