I had new scans yesterday and this afternoon my family and I met with Dr. L, my new oncologist. The scans show that some spots that were previously on my lungs have gotten smaller but a few new ones have shown up. There’s also a new 4cm tumor in my pelvis area (near where the old one was that was removed with my hysterectomy). The area on my liver hasn’t changed.
Dr. L wants me to start on a much more aggressive chemo regimen known as EMA/CO as soon as possible. I’m also doing a PET scan this week so they can try to get some more information about my liver. Dr. L is certain that my cancer is Choriocarcinoma and I’m stage 4 Gestational Trophoblastic Disease….the good news is that the rate is about 80 to 90% survival as long as it’s treated early enough. There will be a plan of attack by the beginning of next week. I’ll count my blessings: I have a treatable form of cancer and I have friends and family to rely on throughout!
Boo made me a “shot” advent calendar last night: Mommy, every time you have to go and get a shot you cut one of these strips off with scissors okay? I’ll just tape this to the back of your door.
I love her little tired smile:
A quick note to my friends and family: I will not be sending Christmas cards this year……..haha.
Well, I’m exhausted today….so off to bed. I’m on my 7th week of current chemo and it seems to wipe me out a little more each time. I’m not scared for what lies ahead just a little anxious to get it behind me! Anyways, thanks for reading! Love to you all….
P.S. We got a HUGE box of CHOOSE JOY bracelets delivered today!