Diagnosis: Choriocarcinoma. 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. Ha.
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!