Today I had two drs appts. One was to my primary early this morning. He examined me and decided that the pain was over my appendix, but said it could still be scar tissue from the recent surgery three weeks tomorrow. So, tomorrow I go for the cat scan with contrast. Hopefully, It will tell the tale of what is up and why I am still in so much pain.
At 2:15 pm, I arrived at my oncologist office. I met many of the staff and they were all so nice. They drew at least 10 vials of blood and got the results instantly. My WBCs are still elevated and my H and H are low as well as my RBC's, which just means I'm a bit anemic and that there is an infection brewing somewhere--could still be my UTI.
The doctor answered many questions and said that this endometrial cancer works a lot like ovarian cancer, in that when it spreads, it usually spreads to the abdomen. He says with the chemo, I should have an 80% chance of a cure rate. I will need to have chemotherapy once a week for six weeks. I will lose my hair and I will get somewhat nauseous. There is a chance I will have numbness and tingling in my extremities after about three treatments. The agents they will use are carboplatnum and taxol. Then after the chemo, I will have a half dozen radiation treatments.
He found the copy of the path report confusing and said he will call the pathologist himself and discuss this, as well as he will speak to my surgeon to make sure they are all on the same page. That inspired confidence in me for sure.
I have a follow up appt with both the primary and the oncologist next Tuesday.
I have to resolve my infection and pain before I start treatment, as the chemo attacks the immune system. But I can't wait too long so it doesn't spread on me. It's a fine line I am walking right now.
But I hope for the best and I'm keeping positive. I promised I'd share my updated info with all my great friends on here. Please continue to pray for me, if you will. I will be most indebted to you.
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