How was the blood work? It shows in the normal range, but just because the levels are fine doesn’t mean we are sure that you are cancer free. It just means the cancer has not grown to the levels that show up.So you never are able to say for sure that someone is cancer free after they have cancer so why keep going forward and doing more chemo and surgery if everything could be okay? It is just the standard of care and chemotherapy has to be done to make sure we have done our best. Studies show that having the surgery reduces your likelihood of it coming back.
But, it could still reoccur even if I do all of that.Yes, it could.
Well I just do not know what the chances are for my individual body and if I want to do all of that.Currently there is a 45% chance it could come back using the data we have entered.
Can we make another appointment to talk to the doctor again after meeting with the surgeon? Sure, let us make it for 1:30 tomorrow.So now we are thinking of other questions and plan to ask them today.
Yesterday, Mark and I had fun driving to Lake Forest, a place I am ready to move to anytime. We drove around, ate at two great restaurants. We visited an Irish pub and had a few beers and played darts. We visited a few shops and we drove to Lake Michigan, went to the beach, took pictures and enjoyed good weather and conversation. It was like an anniversary, although better than the ones we usually have.We miss the kids; we have been calling and talking to them each day. Last night Amy, my friend that has our 2 year old sent us a video of Hudson saying “Goodnight mama and Love you.” It was so sweet! I can’t wait to get back and hug our little and not so little people. I hope that we will leave this afternoon so that Mark can get back to work on Tuesday. He has taken up almost all of his vacation with the family camp trip and now this and so I hope nothing else comes up.
I’ll post later after meeting with the doctors if there is time.Karri