JennPixie wrote:Doc said stage 4, I think. She said that that used to be 'time to tidy up your affairs' but that's not so much the case these days. At 44, she said There's a decent chance for a "home run" (all clear and NED) or at least a very good life with some maintenance. Like living with diabetes. Just something to monitor.
That is a very true statement from you Doc regarding people are beating this cancer today. When you say stage IV, where was your mets? Can I assume they got that out too?
It would help if you could provide some info below your signature that lets us know where you are on this journey. That way we can provide answers to your questions. I was assuming you were a stage I or II based on the fact it didn't look like you had chemo.
If the cancer is gone (tumor and met), this 6 months should just be mop up chemo to kill off stray cells. Yes, know in your heart you can beat this.
I am not a diabetic yet, butt we know it's comingl
Honestly, my brain kinda fried as soon as she said that there was more cancer...
I'd have to look through my folder (and decipher a ton of stuff)... to know more about what all is going on. That might be a project for me, hubby, and doc to work on, honestly.
First time I went in, was emergency surgery for a large mass, perforation, and a few lymph nodes. I was opened up from navel to low pelvis, they had to use a noisy wound vac to help pull my body back together. While they were in there, a nasty ovarian cyst was removed. Woke with the colostomy bag and a long several months healing up
This time it was to take down the bag I had, do some reattachment, and... removed the girly bits (ovaries and uterus were really bad, had to go. Not cancer, but really really bad) Woke with the loop illeostomy. I was told that would be very likely, but at the time, we thought it would just be 6 weeks.
But when I went in for follow up, that's when doc told me there was more, and brought chemo into the conversation.
And my brain fried...
It does sound like it's a mop up the nasty buggers that might be hanging out, still. And I love how confident she is. Makes me feel better that yeah, I'm tough enough and stubborn enough to beat it.
But there are weepy moments, can't deny those...