The Plan

I’m not sure if it is so much a plan, but more like a “choose your own adventure”. 

Sitting with my surgeon and my oncologist they both let me know I have options, and here are the main two:

– Have surgery in the Spring/Summer 

Or

– Have surgery in late Fall

Without typing for days and boring you with all of the little details, the way I read those options are:

– Less chemo

Or

-More chemo

As you may know by now, man do I hate chemo – so you can guess which option I am going for.

So what will this entail? Well I will have my lovely mid section sliced open again to access my liver. Totally cool. Oh and I will have both lungs operated on. Double chest tube! I am PRAYING that they say I only have to do two more rounds of chemo and then I will get my pre-operation break for all of March and April. However it is more likely that they will push me to do chemo right up until 6 weeks before my surgery. 

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4 thoughts on “The Plan

  1. Gail February 1, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Ugh, horrible choices…BUT, at least you have them. Praying for you!!

  2. Kathleen Buttrigney February 3, 2016 / 7:36 am

    hi there, I was wondering what the pros and cons are to doing it now vs later?
    is the cancer small enough to operate now so there’s no point in waiting, or if u continued chemo would the tumours not really shrink that much more? or maybe is it just better to get it out now?
    it’s pretty amazing u went from inoperable to operable, although it will suck

    I hope u will keep writing, the details are never boring, you are a great writer with a great message
    Kathleen

    • Jamie February 3, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      Yes to all of those questions lol. That’s why I didn’t write about all the different scenarios because it feels like there are 100. The good thing is I have options – I just have to choose one. I probably won’t know which option they are leaning more towards until my March scan – but I am hoping for surgery in May.

  3. Kathleen Buttrigney February 8, 2016 / 8:51 am

    yes please write what happens in march, I’d be really interested to know their plan. things look so much better than they did in the fall

    see you,
    Kathleen

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