Hello there I think you should prolly sit down this might take a sec to explain. There are a few variables which I’ll try not to cover until they become relevant to the story. Today as I figured I received an even more in depth look at the cancer, it’s growth and my cancer teams plan of attack. Oddly enough I was able to self advocate mid appointment and it hopefully will have saved my throat a little time and a bigger picture of the situation at hand.
Halfway through the appointment today the scheduling oncology nurse came in and said they were trying to schedule the pet scan but we’re waiting on approvals. Well I’m kind of a bully sometimes when it comes to my health so I had already called the insurance company and received a copy of the pet scan approval letter. So simply when the scheduler came in I handed her the letter and wham bam done!! November 29th. 930a. While we wait for the pet results they’ll make a fitted head and neck brace to hold me solid while they nuke my neck.
Assuming the pet scan comes back with no major organs infected with cancer we’ll got into either a small surgery to remove one lymph node on the right side which has become infected (hence stage three) or we go straight into a very heavy and rather serious to be upfront battle for my life. 6-8 weeks of radiation 5days a week with chemotherapy “sprinkled” lol was the word used. Two to three times a week on top of the radiation. Phew so yeah get your ass kicking boots on folks it’s gonna get really real really quick lol. Dr. Looked me dead in the eye today and says… Are you ready for a hard fight….. I said yes, but honestly it scared the fuck out of me and a literally wanted to run the F away. Ready lol. No not even close. But ready as I’ll ever be. I’ve got a caregiver who is a the most ass kicking person ever but she’s got a family, life and is the carer for multiple people. Besides her I’ve got my mom and aunt who will be joining the adventure once it starts to get ugly. My team and me with an attitude of piss and vinager towards cancer. I mean really I’m pissed. No companion, it’s the holidays, Parkinson’s disease was already starting to get tricky and now cancer,grrrrrrrrrr. it kind of throws a huge monkey wrench in my plans to rule the world lol(yes pink and brain rule).
Okay so I think that covers what I know. Yes we talked about some of the side effects of the chemo and radiation and honestly before I talk publicly about it I’ve some private conversations that need to happen.So yeah. Right then that’s the update to be honest I’ve no poetic words or life lessons to empart besides the obvious I hope you take away each time you read me. Don’t wait for life, it’s happening right now and if your happy, truly happy then Bravo. But if your not that tomorrow your waiting for I hate to tell you will quickly become a lifetime full of today before your eyes. So please if your gut says go then go, do, live, see, thrive because you won’t always be able to. So do it for yourself and those you love. You a d they will appreciate the lifetime of stories someday. Trust me on this I’ve got a million.
A life in progress.
Lol. I tried to not be wordy lol. Oh well.