Stage 4 non-small cell adenocarcinoma.
Looks so mundane doesn’t it.
Stage 4 non-small cell adenocarcinoma. It has affected the lymph nodes in the neck and in front of the lung. So far, other than the one removed, there are no tumors. Which means I acted fast enough. But, its stage 4 so it really may not matter.
So, the ride begins again. Told you all this would be fast and furious. This morning I”m off for an M.R.I. We need to see if there are any tumors in my brain that somehow passed notice on all the other tests.
Monday morning we see the Radiation oncologist to start radiation. I had this guy last time and while I personally can’t stand certain things about him (he matches his ties and his socks. He reminds me a lot of the character Rene Auberjonois (Clayton Runnymede Endicott III) played on Benson.) he is the best around. I’m praying that I have a voice left when this is done. The last time they radiated my throat it hurt so much. Just thinking about how badly it felt makes me sad now, cause I have to do it again.
Then on Tuesday, Chemotherapy begins. All new drugs this round. This time our cocktail will consist of equal parts Alimta and Carboplatin. These new drugs are supposed to allow me to keep my hair this time (Yippee!!) and to not be so nauseated most of the time. But it is still a poison and will still be injected into me, and that scares me.
I’m glad the weather is starting to break and I’ll be able to be outside more. I can’t wait to open the pool. Mothers day can’t come fast enough for me.
I’m off to find my “big girl panties”, put them on, and deal with this. (Jeeze, I don’t wanna call my mother) .
Have a great day all, Blessed Be.