Thursday, December 22, 2011
|Sitting in Portera's Office|
Finally -- December 22nd, we met Dr. Michael Stipanov, our Medical Oncologist, with whom we discussed three different options for treatment of any stray cancer cells which may be remaining in my body after surgery. Three options were presented through which I would receive the chemo: 1) A surgical port could be installed in the chest area and chemicals inserted once every two weeks; 2) The medicine could be delivered via I.V. injections (if my veins were "good"); or, #3) I could take a pill twice a day every day for six months. I have decided to go with the procedure in which there will be a "port" surgically inserted into my chest, through which the "chemo-cocktail" will be delivered once every two weeks for the next six months. This decision was made after much care, prayer and deliberation.
|Part of the Consultation Team|
|"No...See...here is what the Dr. said."|
Keeping in mind that the Lord has said, "I'm healing you", I continue to have every confidence that the Lord is with me each step of the way. I have had a couple of rough days – but over all I continue to feel really good!
Today - I feel great! I have walked a mile on my treadmill for three of the past five days. We are looking forward to having two of our children, their children and our children's children together with my Mom with us for a "Christmas Celebration" in our home this afternoon.