Jan 04, 2005 - 1:30 pm
Firstly, my sincerest thanks to everyone who posted and gave me advice with respect to whether I should have the cytoreduction surgery I need here in Cincinnati or in Washington DC.
Well, I have made my decision and it is to have the surgery here in Cincinnati on January 21 (a lot better than March, 17 which was the date had I decided to go to Washington).
I met with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure, Dr. Lowy, yesterday and I felt very comfortable and confident with him. This surgery is no walk in the park, that is for sure and he didnt try to tell me it was, but we are going to do all we can to fight what seems to be an aggressive cancer inside me with aggressive measures. I will never, ever give up and I fully expect me to be among the 25-30% who survive this type of cancer and live long healthy lives.
I truly appreciate all of your support and care...I will keep you updated as sadly, even tho this condition, peritoneal carcinomatosis, is very rare, it may effect someone in our lives in the future and I definitely want to help others get the information I had a heck of a time finding when I was diagnosed.
You are all in my prayers every day!!!