Well I had my oncology appointment on Wednesday – and saw a different oncology doctor this time. Good news first – my scan the other week doesn’t show up any new lesions, just the ones on my thyroid and rib which they found previously so this means that they are isolated cancers but still not clear whether they are from the ovarian cancer or whether this is thyroid cancer. Also my CA125 levels only went up very slightly this time so I’m glad that this has slowed down. The downside is that yes, I definitely have to get the thyroid removed and the pathology results of this will determine which type of cancer it is and will then enable the doctors to know whether they need to remove the rib as well or whether that can be treated with radioactive-iodine therapy. From what the doctor was saying, this op will probably happen fairly quickly (well as quick as it possibly can be in a public hospital).
Just have to be patient because, as he said, this is a complex case and they will just have to do one thing at a time because they can’t predict in advance what the next step will need to be. So I am just going to have to go along with everything and be patient.
At least it wasn’t the worse case scenario that I was dreading.
Thanks so much for these Pauline and Bron and for the lovely messages inside.
Receiving these prompted me to make a card for another lady who has been having an equally hard time lately so I sat down today and made this which I will post next time I’m out. For this card I used Lee Conrey’s Crimped Diamond technique (check it out on the Splitcoaststampers site) although I slightly altered mine. The cardstock and ink is in the new Cherry Cobbler colour (love it) and the stamp set is Vintage Vogue.
Thanks everyone not only for your love and support but also for letting me ramble on – it is nice though to be able to share my thoughts and feelings – much better than bottling them up!
Have a great weekend