May 04, 2011 - 2:54 pm
My PET scan came back with a 2.5 cm tumor in the liver and small fluid in an area in the lining of the lungs. I start with many Doctors appts again and they want me to do some type of radiological procedure that sounds like Linda's. I haven't talked to those specialists yet. After that I will wait two weeks and most likely start topotecan chemo every two weeks. I didn't ask how long. My abdomen is clean where I had hipec but the liver met is caused by cancer traveling in the blood. She says the fluid in the lung lining is most likely caused by travel by the peritoneal fluid.
I just found out and am still shell shocked. I think my cancer is like Linda's, more aggressive than most. But dealing with this cancer has become a way of life for us. We have the wedding June 17. So much to do. My husband is so busy at work and is trying to work hard as they have laid off so many people. I need an army to help me; most of my friends still work. Family is far away. I solved these problems before and will solve them again. One day at a time. I need to stop being so hesitant about asking others for help.
I did enjoy getting the flowers in. I loved smelling the rich soil and getting grass stains on my knees. I had to get new clothes because of weight gain with the steroids. My mother of the bride dress is beautiful. I am trying to focus on the good things in my life. Cancer puts such a stress on family members. My mother had to go into an assisted living facility and I wonder if I will see her again. She is happy there though. I asked the Doctor if I had about a year to live and she said she believed I certainly had much more than even two years. She calls this a bump in the road. It looks like a pretty rugged mountain when I look up.
I will keep you updated as I find out the new battle plan as Linda calls it. Mary Ann, I am still going kayaking with you. My pace will be a little slower!
Thank you dear friends and sisters for listening. I am mopping up the tears and getting ready to get strong again. Another battle to fight! I will update you when I find out something.