Dec 18, 2009 - 10:40 pm
I would like to thank everyone who has helped me with advice for this cancer.
I had my appointment the other day with my ENT. He brought all the info from my biopsies,MRI, and quadroscopy together to discuss what comes next.. Yep the appointment started with " We are going to have to make you very, very sick to make you better. On a scale of i to 4 you are stage 4 tonsil cancer."
He told me I have choices in treatment but he does not want me to decide until him and I have met with the rest of the team, radioligists oncoligists etc.Which won't be until Jan 8th. ( Cancer Institute outpatient closed 2 weeks for the holidays).Basically the choices are:
I think from what I hear I will go with 1, but will wait and hear what they all have to say. Anyhow thats another h"Hurry up and Wait" thing for me.
Anyhow he had more bad news for me,it seems the MRI shows that I have a small benine tumor in my brain, he was just going to watch it but decided to put me in touch with a neuroligist to watch it also and give me abit of peace of mind.
As I said before I thank you for any advice you give me, I have started gaining some weight for those of you who have urgerd me to EAT, and I will continue through the Holiday season. , ( about 15 pounds so far).
Anyhow for a person who normally loves Christmas, I am having a bit of a hard time with it. It is alwys with me and I would love be able to just enjoy the holiday. I guess in this "New norm" I will just try and keep busy to help keep the "cancer out of Christmas" We are going to try not to metion it till after the New year.
From my family to all of yours Have a Merry Christmas and all the best for a happy healthy New Year Thanks Val