Ok I just got back from the Oncologist and here is what he had to tell me.
First off let me just say everyone there was so nice, it was very calm and an uplifting place believe it or not. On the drive up my mind kind of got the best of me as I keep feeling like this is it. My kids keep telling me NOT to stress and that I have to do what ever it takes to kill this cancer inside me.
It was really nice to have a doctor sit down and answer all the questions for us. He was friendly caring and did his best to make us laugh. He explained that my kind of cancer is not curable but very treatable. At this time, I am looking ahead at about 4 to 6 months of Chemotherapy.
Though, it may recur – this type of cancer respond well to chemotherapy. It is slow-growing and around my mid section like wearing an apron. I was told I need to get more blood work done to be 100% sure so they give me the right type of therapy. I have to get blood work again tomorrow. This way he can check more stains and pin point where or where not the cancer is coming from.
I’m hoping that it will NOT be anything scary the next time I talk to him. I just want to get things going and rid this of my body. I want my nausea feeling to go away and the constant pain on my right side to stop. It’s like a light pain that never ends. I know it’s the nodules in my belly area that is causing the pain.
Although I have my fears, the doctor is very encouraging and says that I’m NOT dying and that as long as I change my diet, eat right, exercise and do the proper steps in preventive care I can go another ten to fifteen years. I’m going for another 15 years. He also urged holistic supplements along with my chemotherapy. My son has a couple of things he wants me to start taking. He has taken a supplement and says that he’s been feeling great and it really works.
Alright, until tomorrow…I’m going to bed – it’s been a long day.
- DAY 5: I’m Nauseated And Have To Goto The Oncologist…I’m Nervous!!!! (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)
- Day One; I Just Got Cancer Friday June 15th 2012 (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)
- 3 out of every 4 doctors and scientists would refuse Chemotherapy for themselves (seeker401.wordpress.com)
- The power of words in cancer care (kevinmd.com)