I do love the mornings....especially when I'm at home with my coffee, sweet dogs at my feet, and still wearing my comfy pajamas. John is slowly stirring and Jason is fast asleep. He is just here for a week...savoring every moment of his visit and HAPPY there is no health care junk happening while he is here!!!
Regarding the point of this new blog, my cancer has returned and its mad. But, guess what, so am I!! It is throughout my liver, but not anywhere else in my body. It is directly related to my ocular melanoma that was first diagnosed in 2001 and then re diagnosed in 2007 and treated. Treatment was not successful and my eye was enucleated (removed) in 2008.
Last three years of adjusting to the prosthetic, but largely feeling good and living life.
On December 12, 2011, I went to see the doctor for my routine visit, which included a liver ultrasound since that is the most likely place for my cancer type to spread.
12/13: Had ultrasound, the Dr. called because spots were discovered
12/14: CT scan of liver, spots are determined to be cancer, but biopsy is necessary for confirmation
12/16: liver biopsy - yup its cancer, now waiting to see what kind of genotype, which will guide treatment
12/28: we know the type and its complicated, must look for a clinical trial that will take my rare of type of cancer
1/3 I learn that I must go to MD Anderson to see specialist. So Happy that there is a specialist in the state of Texas who has interest in this type of cancer. This will make the third female doctor among my closest physicians treating me right now...loving that! Also, my Auntie Darla and Uncle Keith live in Houston...and my cousins, which will be a light for us during those visits :)
1/5 Dr. Patel at MD Anderson does indeed want to see me and I'm going to see her for the first available appointment, which is January 18 (also the first day of school for me at U.T.- ugh)....
That's the low down. I'm still teaching this spring and working on the Art and Media initiative through our division at U.T. Signing off for now.
Love, Peace, and Healing, K