We’ve had another change in what we thought was going to be the plan. 🙂 We were anticipating moving on to the chemotherapy part of treatment next, but our doctors have decided that it would be best to do another surgery. We will try once more to remove as much of the cancer as possible. So after hearing that news around noon today, it has been a flurry of activity! I called my surgeon and she was already trying to get me scheduled for surgery on Monday morning.
My oncologist wanted me to have an echocardiogram before I start chemo to make sure my heart has not been affected by my previous chemo treatments, so that was scheduled for this afternoon. We also decided it would be good to check the lymph nodes on the right side to make sure the cancer had not spread that far. If it had, my surgeon would be able to remove any affected lymph nodes during surgery on Monday as well. So that meant getting an ultrasound of my lymph nodes this afternoon too. Of course none of my appointments/tests could be scheduled at the same location on such short notice, so we were running all over Omaha to different medical buildings. We were able to make it just in time for each appointment. 🙂
The good news we found out today is that the lymph nodes on the right side look normal! They don’t see anything to indicate the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes! Praise the Lord for this good news in the chaos of all that is going on!
Now we are once again preparing for surgery (this will be surgery #8 on this cancer journey). It will be on Monday morning at 10:30am. Please keep our family and the surgeons and medical staff in your prayers. It would be wonderful to finally hear that we have clear margins and they got all of the cancer tumor(s) out! We are once again trusting in the Lord to direct our path on this cancer journey. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”