HEALTH UPDATE: Bandages came off the site of the port placement. It feels great! I have skin glue holding my skin together while it heals! I want to peel it off like Elmer’s off my hand. Chemo is still a go for Thursday morning. We are still exploring other options.
I would never had guessed that a cancer diagnosis could offer so much exploring and excitement! Do you have a certain hobby or collection? You complete your project or find that rare piece and the thrill defines why you do what you do. Okay, researching life saving treatment options isn’t really a lot like that. However, it’s been motivating for me to learn more now that I’ve very recently come out of the fog (yesterday). I’ve been a zombie for weeks and I didn’t even realize it! Thank you to my family and friends who picked up the slack while I was out of it. I googled my illness for the first time yesterday. I’m getting involved in the process. It is thrilling to find hope!
With the news from UW Health that my tumor is inoperable unless it shrinks and we “hope” chemo will shrink it, we need to explore. The UW options are just not good enough. Is there anyone more familiar with this ASSinar cell carcinoma? Does someone know how to shrink it? Anyone? Anywhere? I have an appointment with Mayo Clinic in February after my first round of chemo. I am in discussions with Froedtert Hospital and a top notch #4 surgeon to see if he has any ideas. I just got off the phone with a laboratory in California. This doctor specializes in chemotherapy. I need to shrink this thing so someone can get rid of it. I understand all of these people may come to the same conclusions. At least we know we tried. Who knows?! We may even succeed!