Thursday, December 19, 2013
One Foot in Front of the Other
We (my whole family and I) have been waiting for this day to come... the day of answers. The day where we would receive, The Plan. I was hoping that today we'd get some kind of black and white protocol plan for treatment, "the cure for recurrent Ovarian Cancer" but then we got there and quickly realized that the cure is still being made. I may or may not be a candidate for a phase 2 clinical trial drug that could potentially save my life. I may or may not choose to go for a risky and complicated yet aggressive procedure that is still too experimental to prove itself worth the huge risks it also offers. I may or may not choose to wait patiently while enjoying a respite from chemotherapy and enjoy my currently good quality of life until the cancer grows enough "out of control" to mandate immediate treatment. Which option would you hope for?
So, today, no plan for treatment (yet). No answers (yet). HOWEVER... we are planning and my oncologist is making sure we research every possibility before we make a treatment decision and plan. So, that means more meetings with more experts. A PET CT scan. AND lots and lots of hope and prayers.
I'm a runner. I'm a take-action-fast-kind-of-person so this is rough for me. I'm not great at waiting patiently but I'm doing my best. One day at a time, one step at a time. One foot in front of the other.