Thursday, October 8, 2009

Much better news

After seeing my oncologist I went to see my colon surgeon. He has been the one that has been the point through all of this, finding me the other doctors that I needed since my diagnosis. I told him what the oncologist said and he was shocked. He said he didn't see anything in the report that made him believe I only had two years. So the surgeon, my husband and I agreed what I really needed was a new oncologist. One that was agressive and would fight with me to find the best treatment, and not have his mind made up that I was dead already. How can you have faith in an oncologist that sees you dead? While I was still in his office the surgeon called another oncologist and was able to get him to take my case. I met with him the next day and he was awesome! He also agreed that there was no reason to believe I would be dead in two years. He said I had a lot of work to do and it wouldn't be easy but he believes WE can beat it! He has already spoken with my liver surgeon, my colon surgeon and the radiologist to determine the best course of action for me. Teamwork! What a concept! I am so happy with him already. I have also been told that he is one of the top research oncologists in Charlotte.

So I leave Saturday morning for my Caribbean cruise to celebrate my 50th birthday on Tuesday and then when I come back we start fighting. I'll start with a new regimine of chemo and go from there. The biggest thing is my change in attitude. It's amazing how demoralizing it was to have someone tell me I was going to die. Whole different ballgame to have them tell me with a good fight my time is unlimited!


  1. Hi Millie
    Great news....... have a super trip

  2. Money will buy

    A bed but not sleep

    Books but not brains

    Food but not appetite

    Finery but not beauty

    A house but not a home

    Medicine but not health

    Luxuries but not culture

    Amusement but not happiness

    A crucifix but not a saviour

    A church pew but not heaven

    What money cannot buy, Jesus

    Christ can give freely without charge

    Is Jesus Christ your lord and Saviour? If not, you can get a new lease on life right now. Confess to God that you have sinned and that you want to turn from your sins to receive Jesus as Lord of your life. Through that step of believing faith you can start life afresh with your sins forgiven and a new life in Christ

    (this was given to me today by a cancer patient whom I met during my chemo treatments)

    I am not trying to preach/ push religion, just thought you would enjoy this

  3. Hello Millie!

    I wanted to let you know about an interesting cancer blog a group of cancer patients have been working on.

    A fellow tongue cancer patient was sent home to die. There was nothing more that can be done. Cancer survivors ask him life altering questions.

    Please read: Dead Man Talking

    Peace B

  4. Hi, I`m new here but I just wanted to tell you that I wish you the very best!! I think it was a good choice to get a new doctor, I hope you`ll recover soon.
    Greetings from Norway.

  5. May each inhaling breath heal and away each and every cell of your body, and multiply the healthy cells in your body, and may each exhaling breath drain away the toxins from your body, leaving only healthy cells in your system

  6. Bless you and love from the UK xx

  7. Hello,
    I have a question about your blog. Please email me!

  8. Hello
    I just stumbled across your blog and was reading your posts. I see you stopped updating them - I hope you are doing ok these days.


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