Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I Have The Power!!!
I don't feel wonderful right now and I'm sure that I'll feel even worse in the coming days, but it doesn't matter. Now I'm doing something. Something tangible and real. I'm not just sitting here managing pain and waiting for this thing to kill me. And that makes all of this worth while.
And just so no one gets queasy, that red line on my side is sharpie. That is my liver biopsy site. Why a liver biopsy you ask? (Don't worry I asked too.) We have to determine if the cancer in my liver is indeed the same cancer as the alien in my colon. There is an incredibly rare chance that I would be fighting two different types of cancer. And while that is almost out of the question, it is something that we have to consider in order to treat it effectively.
Tomorrow we get up bright and early and head to the UNM Cancer Center for the first round of chemo. Biweekly rounds of poison with regimen names like FOLFOX and FOLFIRI. Nasty little cocktails that are designed to kill off anything standing that resembles colon cancer. Sure I'll be killing off little bits of myself along with it, but that's the reality of this situation. And if it keeps me alive longer, I'm in for just about anything.
Since I'm expecting another post in the next two days, I'll keep this one short. I just wanted to send a quick status update and give a picture to those guys like my friend Ryan who just have to see the surgery stuff.
Find your source of strength today.