I'll be seeing my team next week to discuss all my options and get a general idea of a timeline, but until then I have no one to bounce ideas off of!
So. Currently 27 weeks pregnant. It's been suggested that we induce at 32 weeks, leave the baby in the NICU two hours away from home and begin treatment for me. The thought behind that is if I need a c section that I'd be recovered within 2 weeks or so and able to begin chemo at what would have been 34 weeks gestation.
32 weeks is early. Looking at needing breathing support, several week stay in the hospital, etc.
My question is this: this liver met has been there since at least August. Will delaying chemo a few more weeks truly impact my prognosis? I'm not sure if there's any way of knowing an answer, but I'm going to ask anyway. What I'd like to do is wait until 35w6d and induce at the hospital 35 minutes away from home. We'd be a lot closer and be facing a much shorter hospital stay for the baby. And he'd likely have less challenges or health issues.
Is that ridiculous? Should I be ready to deliver at 32 weeks and get started on chemo asap? In the grand scheme of things, will a few extra weeks not matter to my long term survival? If it were you, what would you do?
So, was seen by my CRC surgeon today. He's totally okay with waiting until 34 weeks to deliver. He said the only thing that would change his mind was if the tumor in my liver had grown substantially. I asked if we could get an ultrasound of it and he thought that was a great idea. MRI while pregnant is okay, but would take forever to get in at our hospital. Neither of us are interested in waiting.
Provided this stupid thing hasn't eaten the majority of my liver and it's still just the one spot, I'll be delivering after 2/17 and will start everything at some point after that.
That also means I can do the half marathon on 2/10. I told him I had that on the books, that it wasn't my first one nor first while pregnant. He told me to have fun.
Glad I have his blessing.