Jun 21, 2012 - 6:29 pm
So I had my appt for pre-op today. We also went over the CT scan results. The Dr. believes there are spots on my appendix, spleen, possibly on my colon, and bowel. He still says there is always a possibility that it will just be endometriosis, but they are preparing for the worst... that it is cancer and it has spread. I did labs today. If these labs come back elevated, his plan is to do an open surgery to remove ovaries and a complete hysterectomy. At that time if they see cancer on these other spots, they will do a heated chemo while I am open. The heated chemo will only happen if my blood tests from today show elevated. If they do, he is not sure that the surgery can still happen this Monday as planned. He has to get an entire 2nd team for the heated chemo during open surgery and they are not sure if there is enough time to get it all put together by Monday. He says if that is the case, that may be all I need for now, the surgery and that chemo. Otherwise, if the labs do not show elevated we are still on for the hysterectomy as planned for this Monday am. We are praying that the labs do not show elevated. He keeps saying maybe endometriosis even though my symptoms show more likely cancer. They just will not know until they open me up. If cancer is found, he may have to remove other organs/parts. This is terrifying!!! He explained that he may have to remove some part of the colon or bowel and resow them back together. So frightening. There are a lot of possible complications with all of these things of course.
I know it is early to ask, but what stage does this sound like?