Not a sewing plan but a cancer treatment plan. It is such a relief to know what I shall be doing to get well. First, my diagnosis is still not pinpointed. I have Serous Adenomacarcinogen but the biopsy did not distinguish between ovarian or uterine. My oncologist, whom I liked immediately, said the exact diagnosis isn’t a problem because the treatment is the same for both and pathology will tell us for sure after the operation. I am having a medi-port installed Jan 3 and will have the first of 3 chemo treatments the next day. One nice thing, after this first treatment in Sioux Falls (3 hour 1 way trip which means I will be paying for a hotel room overnight) I will recieve my other chemo treatments weekly at a location only 1 hour away. (Up and back in one day!) They use something like Skype but especially for the Avera Medical System, so he can check in and see me while I am being treated at the remote location.Kewl, huh? After the 3 treatments, I should have surgery followed by 3 more treatments.
OK the bad news, I am already Stage IV. I must make satisfactory progress after the first 3 treatments or, he didnt say. This is very serious with less than 15% of the diagnosed surviving 5 years. The surgery may affect my liver, stomach and bowels because the CT scan showed tumors in these areas.
Would you like to pray for me? Pray that my Tumour Markers significantly drop from 3000 by the end of the first set of chemo treatments. Normal is 35. Ive got a lot of improving to do.
Again, thank you for your kind comments and many prayers. I need both and am so glad you freely gave both