CANCER was NOT on my Christmas list, but since there is no return line at Walmart for that special gift...It's mine all mine :)
So I have Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma - an aggressive Lymphoma - agrressive means it grows quickly - I've probably only had it a few months, but it also means if caught early it is curable. According to my Oncologist, this is a garden variety Non-Hodgkins lymphona.
On next week's To Do List:
PET scan which will show us all the places that have cancer - we know it is in my liver, lymph nodes and spleen, but we want to find them all (Wednesday)
Surgery to insert the Chemo Port (Thursday or Friday)
Some test to make sure my heart can withstand the Chemo
Chemo School (Friday)
December 6 should be my first Chemo Treatment. I will have Chemo for at least 18 weeks, longer if the cancer is stubborn!
Most Important Point- This is curable!
Shane and I are meeting with a Social Worker to figure out the best way to discuss this with the girls - they haven't heard the "C" word yet
I choose to ignore hair loss right now...but Bald is Beautiful, right???
When I feel it is appropriate, I will post updates on my blog, but I don't intend to get all sappy and weepy (not saying that won't happen - it's just not what I intend now).
For now, I dried my tears, put on a dress, and called GiGi to help Shane and I with Avery's Sleepover Birthday Party - after all - the show must go on!