The week of Oct. 24th to the 28th
This week started off with a little pain after my wife had another biopsy done. The original plan the surgeon had in mind was to take a look at the cancer and then maybe by Nov. 1st have surgery to remove the cancer. After looking at the affected area the surgeon realized that the cancer is too close to her intestine. This was hard for my wife. As she cried about the news she had hoped that Nov. 1st would be the big day. She just wants to get everything out of her system.
On Wednesday we had a meeting with our new oncologist (Dr.Cercek). Her game plan now is to attack the cancer with chemo once every three weeks for the next three months starting on Nov.4th. Then she would like to stop and take another look at the cancer with the hope that it may have shrunk. She is very optimistic that this will occur. This is the time the mental game hits home.
On Thursday we sat down with the surgeon (Dr.Nash) to make sure my wife was ok to start chemo after her surgery. He looked at the incisions and said they were healing just fine and that she would be ready to start chemo on Nov.4th. He also said that the next time we see him would be for the surgery to take the cancer out.
Once we got home we quickly understood that our minds had become our worst enemy. We start wondering how much hair is going to fall out. The “what if’s” started to add up. We want to stay positive yet our minds do not see things so clearly. Life is no longer black or white. Life becomes foggy and gray. This was the time we had to stop everything and start to alter our thoughts. We cry a little together and then we face things straight on. I think it’s normal to blow off some steam every once in a while. We would not be human if we didn’t.
The weekend was good. We are now ready to face the fact that chemo is going to cause things to happen. We know we have a great battle and fight ahead of us. We know it’s not going to get any easier. We keep each other strong and we cry on each other’s shoulder. Our daughters keep us stronger. We know that we have great friends and family behind us and that everyone will understand when we blow off some steam. We have learned that we have good days and bad days. Sometimes it becomes that we have a good hour and a bad hour at the same time. For anyone who is going through this or has gone through this would know there are a lot of highs and lows.
We are The Mighty Family. We won’t give up. We will fight till we can’t fight anymore and we know that our doctors are fighting with us. We will prove cancer wrong. With God All Things Are Possible. The Lord is Our Shepard. We can and we will in Jesus name Amen.
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