Dec 23, 2010 - 10:22 pm
I am horrified by what I am faced with. My stats: I am 66, not overweight, I exercise a lot, and do a lot of physical activities, like riding my horse, and jogging. In Jan 2010 I had a daVinci Hysterectomy to remove my Uterus, Ovaries, Tubes, and Cervix, although my biospy only indicated endometrial cancer. My Gyno/Oncol believes in the agressive approach. After removing everything and doing biopsies of everything including lymph nodes, and pelvic wash, everything was negative, except my Uterus, and the cancer was only at the celluar level, not a tumor. I was Stage 1A, Grade 1, and that is the lowest. Six months later my CA-125 was 57 and in Oct it was 325. How can that be, I said? After a Cat Scan that showed a mass on my Omentum and around a lymph node in my pelvic area, I was informed that I needed a explotory Laparotmy. I Gyno/Oncol felt that the lymph node was probably just some scar tissue with fluid from the biospy, but the Omentum probably had canter. Well they did their thing, and I have metastatic adenocarcinoma in 7 areas in my adominal cavity, but only seeding, except for my Omentum that had a tumor, and they removed my Omentum. I will probably start chemo next week, and it will be the Carbo/Taxol combo every 3 weeks for 4 treatments. I am flabergasted, or whatever, because my Gyno/Oncol was so confident that my original cancer was meaningless, and now they give me 1-3 years. I cry everyday, and so does my husband. I have always said I want to know when I am going to die, but now I can't face it. Please comment.