This post is the 6th of 6
'Jensen the Doctor told us why mommy has been hurting so bad.............. She has cancer'
"OH I thought it was going to be something REALLY bad!" he said
Stephanie and I have spent the day at the Huntsman Cancer institute. This was the day to get results from the full body PET scan.
What they found:
Hot lymph nodes under each arm, One in the neck (right side) and two different areas on both sides of the groin.
And of course, where it all started? In the knee and Tibia.
What do we do?
The first communication indicated the need for chemotherapy. Stephanie would loose her hair. Once the doctors charted the 'finds' we could the have then "statistics"
The better news
It was determined that the hot spots would be closely watched. It was also suggested that in 90 days a less invasive CT scan would be run to follow any growth of the Lymph Nodes found by the PET scan. Any growth would induce more aggressive treatment. No chemo for now :)
Stephanie's knee and Tibia will receive direct radiation over two weeks.
The fact that Stephanie has cancer is so frustrating for both of us. The challenge of physical pain side effects, scare us. The reality of a treatment is wonderful.
We will take it!
Stephanie will have this lymphoma cancer for the rest of her life. Doctors visits will become something we get use to. 25 days ago ours lives had no Cancer.
Today we accept our future.
The blog. Just under 1500 people have visited this simple blog in 15 days. Friends from France, England, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, and the US. I have learned that sincere heartfelt concern carried us through the shock of our situation. While we settle into our new reality we can't help but feel so fortunate to have positive thoughts and prayers from so many.
We love you.
I will always remember the optimism..................of a 10 year old boy.