Monday, September 28, 2009

Bad news

Wish I had happy news to tell you, but unfortunately I don't. The cancer in the liver is growing and has possibly spread. The liver surgeon wanted me to start chemo immediately, but that's not going to happen. I'm going on my cruise for my 50th birthday, and I'm not doing it sick from chemo.


He also wants me to go to a radiation specialist to find out if my insurance company will pay for a specialised radiation to my liver. It will probably take about 3 weeks to set it up and get it approved, so I will probably do that when I get back from the cruise. I've already told the oncologist that I'm not doing chemo again unless it's the only option left to me.

Neither chemo or the radiation are a cure. They are basically tools to prolong life. As of right now there isn't a cure for me.  My onc said 2 years, but why should I take his word for it?  I"m going to fire him and find someone that will work with me, not someone who has written me off already.

Please keep me in your prayers.

Love,
Millie

5 comments:

  1. Hi Millie
    Life is very unpredictable and doctors are there to help and save lives. We never know with cancer. Enjoy your cruise, enjoy your family, your grandkids. Some people are given months and they live for many years. Enjoy each day , stay strong, doctors are not God, only God decides. Many people have proved the doctors wrong. I realize its not good news and nobody wants to hear those words, but we have seen so many people live full lives with this illness.
    I am saddened by your news, you are the first person I met on the colon cancer yahoo group, and I started my blog because of you. I hope you enjoy your cruise, and come back a fighter, stronger, and with hope and courage in your heart to fight this.
    Live your life and keep fighting
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Millie

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  2. Millie, my thoughts are with you ... and I support your decision to go on your cruise. Hope you have a wonderful time.

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