wickedglitter: (kitty)
( Feb. 6th, 2009 07:58 pm)
So the PET scan came back, the lymph nodes were just reacting to the cancer around it. Its not in them and it hasn't spread anywhere else. Due to the size of the tumor and it being a stage 3 a cancer, they are going to recommend the chemo anyways to make sure they get it all.

If I don't do the chemo, even though the PET scan came back good, there is a 50-60% chance of cancer reoccuring. If I take the chemo, it lowers that percent by 30%, so with treatment the chances of cancer coming back are 20-30%. It makes me mad I gotta go through all this only to have a 20-30% chance for it to come back but hey, whatever I gotta do to knock it out, then I will have yearly checkups and I'll be able to catch anything early if it redevelops ( god forbid! )

What I'm in for next is getting the port put into my chest this upcoming week. It is the size of a bottle cap I'm told, and will go under the skin right under my collar bone. On Tuesday afternoon I'll have the chemo walkthrough where they will explain my treatment, talk to me about side effects what to expect, arrange a payment plan with the finance people, ect ect. If I can get the port in by Wednesday, Thursday I will be starting the chemo treatment. 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off cycle for 6 months. One treatment anywhere from 4-5 hours a week.

I am tired I have been having weird sleeping patterns lately. I'll write more this week. I can say I am very thankful the cancer isn't spread, the chemo for 6 months is gonna suck, but I'll make it.

Thank everyone who has written for your support. I appreciate and love you guys <3


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