Had second appointment with the gynecological oncologist in Peoria yesterday. We discussed the CT scan (CT scans detect tumors larger than 1 cm). She said it looked good, which means there won’t be a second surgery. We will proceed with IP (intra-peritoneal) and IV chemo as soon as the two ports (in chest and in abdomen) are placed. She said we will never know what grade I’m at since there will be no second surgery and she didn’t do the first surgery to check lymph nodes, omentum, etc. We just will assume it is stage 2 or higher. She said the clean CT scan and the CA125 of 35 do not warrant putting me through a second surgery.
IP chemo along with the IV chemo is a rather aggressive approach, but, humanly speaking, using IV chemo alone gives a person less of a chance to live beyond a few years. I’m not afraid to die, and I know that God can heal me with or without chemo, but He gave me a brain to study things, and I believe He has given me the wisdom to apply this knowledge to my situation. This aggressive approach seems to be the way to go for me.
I’ll continue with the regimen of supplements, and once NED (no evidence of disease) is reached, I’ll consider more strict diets/supplements.
As you know, I have a PhD in Worry, so it is amazing that I am floating in peace and calm and have no anxiety. God is hearing the prayers of all my friends and family. I feel incredibly loved by you all.