Yesterday was a hard day. I had appointments with another surgeon and an oncologist. This was just to get a second opinion and to make sure the path I am going down is the right direction. We went in thinking that he would agree with our mapped out plan. I can tell you that after the appointments I am even more confused. This oncologist wanted to start hormone therapy. Very confusing because I was mapped out to do chemo, surgery, radiation, and then hormone therapy. To know that there is another option is making my mind spin. Now I have to choose what plan I want to pursue. I called my surgeon because I know she will give me the brutal truth about both options. She stated that either way would probably work and she really couldn’t recommend one way over the other. The one thing I keep hearing however is that I have very aggressive cancer and I need an aggressive treatment. So last night I told God that if he wanted me to do the hormone treatment first then my oncologist would have to change his mind.
This morning I called my oncologist to discuss what we had learned and he already knew what the other oncologist had recommended. He said he disagreed with his plan only because he didn’t feel it was aggressive enough. That was my answer and I felt that God had led me in the way he wanted me to go. I also had another answer to prayer. We had been praying that my bone scan would show nothing in my bones. My PET scan showed spots in 3 different places on my spine and one spot on my hip bone. The results of the bone scan was that only one spot showed up. Praise God!! Finally some good news.
Also on Tuesday I got a port put in my neck (right below the collar bone). This will be where they give me my chemo. It is placed surgically under my skin and I am told this will save my veins.
My mother has been wonderful through all this! She cooks all the meals. I have decided that diet is very important in this fight. I am off all sugar and meat. This means lots of label reading. I am also eating a lot of raw veges and fruit. We have had so much help in finding foods that I can eat and foods that will help me fight cancer. My sister found a bitter melon (looks like a cucumber) that I eat at every meal (It doesn’t taste that bad as long as you tell yourself it tastes like green pepper).