Sunday, August 21, 2011

NOT a Stage 4!

While there is soooo much that I want to write right now, like how cute my mom and her sister were together today, or about her awesome neighbors that scared me to death, making me think that someone broke in, I don't have the energy for that tonight. 

What I really wanted to shout out was that, now that the pathology reports are all back, the cancer DID NOT spread into her lymph nodes or organs!  From Mayo Clinic, "Stage II. Your cancer has grown into or through the wall of the colon or rectum but hasn't spread to nearby lymph nodes."  Originally the surgeon had said that because of the obstruction it was considered stage 4.  So, that's amazing news!!!!!  Since I haven't been able to talk to the oncologist myself yet, I'm not sure if they're planning both chemo & radiation, but tonight's surgeon did say that she will have at least chemo.  I'm hoping they do at least one round of radiation since it did penetrate the abdominal wall.  Just in case.  So, really great news tonight!  By the time I got to her room today, she wasn't connected to ANYTHING.  She had lost the G-tube, the IV line, the drain in her stomach, and the massaging leg pads!  She was looking back to normal, almost.  It was a wonderful day, knowing that she's getting back to normal a little at a time.  She even tried to eat a little  :)  We don't expect her to eat a lot, but to try to eat was awesome for us.  She may be going home as early as tomorrow.  We shall see!

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is awesome news indeed. I know a huge weight has been lifted off of you. I am thankful that it didn't spread. Love to you and your family!