Jon took me in early this morning to drink lots of nasty dye and radiactive fluid, and then a CT scan was taken of the rest of my body to discover where the cancer has settled.
The cancer has a small spot in my lymph nodes, small spot on my liver, a spot on the top of my spine in the neck and also down by my tail bone and hip. Sounds bad, I know. but Dr Clark, the radiation Dr said that these are all “SMALL” areas and the chemo therapy should be able to get them all. He’d told me the other day that depending on how bad the results to this test were, they may have to speed up the radiation treatment, so they can begin chemo faster, but he said with these results we will keep the radiation at the same schedule (41/2 weeks of radiation). I will then begin chemo therapy to shrink the lung tumor and the ones they found today. I’m encouraged that we know what we are dealing with and the doctors are being positive I can be treated.
I plan to get a nice picture of Jon and I while I still have hair, then get a cute short hair cut so when it starts falling out, it won’t be so traumatic. I’ll get to wear some fun wigs after that and play with scarves and hats. See if you can recognize me!!
Thanks to all of you for your fasting, prayers, hugs, and encouragement. I’ve needed everyone!! Sure love you! We can do this!!!