Monday, June 28, 2010
Great weekend and just in time....
We went away camping this past weekend. It was just what we needed. We were at Lake Chelan with John Knox Church group again this year. Last year, I was there four weeks after lung surgery. This year I had hoped for a one year celebration sort of thing, but we all know how that went. Maybe next year, yathink? We did Slidewaters water park on Friday and Lake Chelan State Park Beach on Saturday. I was REALLY nice. The weather was amazing. The kids had SO much fun. We had movies in our tent in the afternoon - it was REALLY crowded with five kids all our stuff and a portable DVD player bouncing around, but it was a hoot. We got away from all this cancer crap, saw friends, and I even stayed up at the campfire until 10:30!!! I know - I was OUT OF CONTROL!!! :) Yes, I talked about my cancer. How could I not? The important part was that it didn't dominate me or my time. So, as I was doing laundry this morning I got the call on the pathology. It is cancer. Deep down I knew it was. How could it not be? It GLOWED on the scan. The same cancer is in my rectum that I had three years ago. They matched it to the biopsy from my original tumor. My oncologist later called and said, "You know, I want to have you see everybody again and then decide. We want everyone's input on this." So, I have four doctor's appointments in the next three days with my oncologist's being last. And, yes, chemo is back on the table. Not happy about that, but what am I going to do. I also added one more colorectal surgeon on my list. I thought I should get a second opinion. This is one area of colorectal cancer that docs really have different approaches on, so I am getting a couple. It could change the way I live forever or at least, my forever. My appointments are on Wednesday and Thursday, so I have Tuesday off. I am going to enjoy it with the boys as today as been far to cluttered with doctor's calls, medical history form downloads, sitting by the phone, setting up appointments, and laundry. I will be better tomorrow with rest, love, and some time to lick my wounds. Take good care, Ang
Posted by Angela Clarno at 11:27 AM