Ok, although things are still kind of scary for me, at least I understand what is going on now and why we are treating the cancer the way we are treating it. So therefore, I know exactly what my enemy is, where it is and exactly what my part is to fight it, for after all, I too am a Warrior. (Tammy says so).
The chemo is going to be agressive and rough, but I am game to do this.
I'm tough you see.
I have to have six treatments, three weeks apart. I will be given two different types of drugs. It is a sure thing that these drugs make you sick but there are also drugs given all along that fight the nausea and throwing up. I am told they've made great strides with these drugs and they work very well for most people. I intend on being one of those people.
Fatigue is a given and I'll have to listen to my body and not try and push it. I'm not sure about work yet, he said we'll see how I do after my first treatment.
This does not mean I don't still have to have radiation, but that will be after this.
This Dr. is a good one and he answered all my questions and I understand things now. When the Radiologist dismissed me last week, I was so confused, I couldn't understand what exactly I was dealing with.
It is for preventive measures, even the chemo. Although they can't be sure they are pretty sure several lymph nodes not in the pelvic area could be cancer. And so, to prevent that from spreading this is our course of action. He says it may seem extreme for something we're not even sure about being cancer but he is pretty sure and we do know if we take the chance its not and it spreads to an organ, then we have bad problems.
And so, I feel better.
Oh, and one more thing. One of the drugs I will be using definitely without a doubt causes you to lose your hair.
But it will grow back and maybe this time I'll have curly hair!
Thanks for all the prayers, keep them coming, and for all your support. You just don't know how much it means to me.