Updates, Stages, Prognosis, Treatment

I have sort of neglected the blog as between work cancer and my personal life and tests I haven’t had too much time. As of now I am diagnosed with Stage III Cancer and have been given a 56% chance of survival by the suggested odds.

The tumor as current is inoperable without crippling my leg. They also believe it is in process of spreading. I am now being treated by Dr Andrew Pecora of the John Thereur Cancer center.  My planned treatment regiment is as follows:

Adriamycin/Doxrubicin & Ifsofamide 4 days in patient. 3 days of 24 hour treatment then coming back in 21 days. 3 Cycles for 3 months. Hopefully reducing the size of the tumor and attacking microscopic spread preemptively. They are also combining treatment with Sutent. Then the plan is surgery. I start treatment Monday,

I plan on burning cancer cells and c hewing bubble gum and I am all out of bubblegum,

 

K

The waiting is the worst part + Happy New Years

Well I have neglected the blog for a little as I am prioritizing my time differently the last few days as I am likely in my last normal life period for a while. January is an important month for getting things in order and making contingency plans if necessary. Also not forgetting to LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH has been key in keeping my head straight.

Initially I was denied for all my tests and scans. After a “peer to peer” review I was approved the same day. I go Jan 2nd for Blood Work, Jan 5th for a PET/Ct scan and on the 12th for an MRI then the 22nd to get my prognosis and treatment plans.

38 days after diagnosis I will have a plan, seems so long if time is fleeting. Still I have high hopes for 2018 on the 22nd I guess we will see if my being an optimist for the first time works out