As many of you know I had an orginal follow up date of December 5th scheduled for 3 months to get my results from the scan that was done on November 28th, Only to have it postponed for 2 more days till the 7th.
My wonderful GYN/ONC went out early on materintiy leave so I was seen by one of her other just as kind and wonderful co-hearts who I had seen while in the hospital back in April.
Let me say this up front before the details.. the best part of all of this news is they are not putting an expiration date on me any longer because through everyones prayers and support I am here and thriving.
The CT scan shows one confirmed new lesion on my liver. He wanted to schedule an ultra sound and biopsy on the liver asap, but I asked to wait until January for the new calendar year and the restart of the new year deductibles. He thought that would be a good idea, as we could better gage if it was a fast or slow growing lesion. If that was not enough to digest, the biopsy would confirm if it was ovarian cancer or a secondary cancer or maybe nothing at all.
When I asked him about all of the pain in upper abdomen area he said it could very well be the cancer and probably too tiny for the scan to pick up yet. He did say it would seem that I am one of the those who would probably go through multiple combinations of trial chemo drugs if I qualify for them and if I choose to particpate before this part of my journey is said and done.
These additional & promising trial drugs come with there own unique set of side effects or complications that could actually make things worse instead of better.
Sounds like I will be keeping my power port in a bit longer than what the local chemo oncologist thought.. She has been in a big hurry to have it removed.
Dr D. said that I had emotional intelligence, having not ever heard that term I smiled and said it sounded good and I was going with it. Looked it up and it was a compliment in deed.
I am so happy that I am going to be able to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
March 2016 starts the journey of what has been determined to be Ovarian Carcinoma