Aug 23, 2011 - 8:19 am
After a couple of months of testing, scans and physical therapy my surgeon and oncologist decided yesterday that it is too risky to do any type of surgery. I have an appointment with my onco on Thursday to discuss his choice of treatment plans and then I meet with the rad onc next Thursday to get his plan of action. I'm disappointed because I wanted them to take out as much of the larger tumor in my right lung but since they couldn't get it all and I would still need chemo I'm okay with skipping the surgery. They won't even do a biopsy right now because even taking a small amount for the biopsy is risky, I'm already on oxygen 24/7 and they are afraid that it would make it even harder for me to breath.
Of course all of this leaves me with a million questions for my onco Thursday. Like how do they determine what type, stage, etc without a biopsy. My guess is they are going under the assumption that it is the same cancer (NSCLC) returned in my left lung and spread to my right lung.
I will be spending the next couple of days writing down all the questions I have and eating plus continuing with my physical therapy. I need to pack on a few more pounds before treatment starts, I'm still 7 pounds shy of what I weighed when I was first diagnosed two years ago.
Surprisingly I am still doing okay with all of this, I'm remaining calm and not thinking the worst yet. I've already got my big girl panties on and am lacing up my azz kicking boots now so I can kick cancer's azz again!!
Stay well everyone,