The Tamoxifen was not working so I'll be ditching that. The cancer in my sternum has gotten a bit bigger and 2 spots, one on each ovary, showed up. My scans taken in June showed one spot on one ovary, but they had defined it as a fatty, benign mass. The current scan makes them think it's cancer, so I'll be having an MRI Wednesday am to get some clarity.
I am also having another thoracentesis tomorrow bright and early. I have to make a decision in the near future on what I want to do for this reoccurring nuisance (pleural effusion), because it seems to be very persistent. Possibly surgery...I'll explain that another day, I've already used too many words today:).
As far as treatment, I felt very hopeful in the amount of options I have. To enter this road of treatment options however, I do have to enter menopause, whether that be chemically induced or surgically done...wow, before my 40th birthday, who would have guessed? Good times.
For the cancer in the sternum I'll most likely do some radiation. My dr said it should be effective on the cancer in the bone, which does feel kind of sore.
After the MRI results we'll then take action on the ovaries. As I said to my oncologist today, "Time to bring out the big guns" .
This monster doesn't go away with chemo or tamoxifen, so time to call in the next line of defense!
Very thankful there are more options! Always something to be thankful for!
Jameson's teacher sent me this verse, it's perfect for me today...
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
**we don't want to freak out our younger 3 so we haven't told them anything is different. As we feel we need to tell them we will, not wanting to add unnecessary worry or burden to them. Thanks.