Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pulling the last Alien Tube on April Fools Day!

Met with Dr. Price this morning, who reconfirmed that the tests were all negative. He said we are done with surgery and mentioned that we should consult with a Radiation Oncologist, besides Dr. Whisenant, who is a Medical Oncologist. The reason for the consult, to decide if radiation treatment is necessary. He said Chemotherapy was definately necessary. Chemotherapy kills rapidly dividing cells. Your hair is rapidly dividing cells, and that is why you lose it.

Connie asked an excellent question. If your hair grows back, does that mean that cancer could grow back? The answer is yes, that is why this is a lifelong process of checking and re-checking.

Her last drain was taken out by the nurse today, which was a relief, mentally, to Connie. It didn't hurt near as bad as the one that came out two days ago.

Connie has received many flowers from well-wishers, of which we are very thankful! Being in a marketing-type business, the above gift really caught my eye...thank you, Kalma family! It is a gift bag full of fun things to help you get well quick...Very Clever!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this blog with me. By the way, this is Tami, ultrasound tech that assisted in the first biopsies in Feb. It isn't often that we get to "keep in touch" with the patients that we encounter. I want to say a few things: 1) Connie, I knew upon meeting and talking with you through the biopsy procedure you are a strong woman! 2) Learned you have a great partner in crime whom cares about you SO much! 3) Didn't get to learn about your beautiful family until seeing your blog and it kinda hit home for me. My dear 53 year old Aunt Becky was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer (neuroendorcrine)while her son was serving a mission (though he had 4 months left when she was diagnosed). I can tell you that there are many blessings that occurred due to him remaining in the mission field. 5) Faith, prayer, perseverence and hope will get you through this next phase of the battle. Here is a quote that was on my aunt't caringbridge website:
    What cancer CANNOT do:
    Cancer is so limited…
    It cannot cripple Love
    It cannot shatter Hope
    It cannot erode Faith
    It cannot destroy Peace
    It cannot kill Friendship
    It cannot suppress Memories
    It cannot silence Courage
    It cannot invade the Soul
    It cannot steal Eternal Life
    It cannot conquer the Spirit
    -Author Unknown
    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and you will WIN this Battle! Hang in there Sister!