Monday, April 26, 2010

Just wanted to let all of you know that, yes, I am still alive. They told me to expect to feel like you had been hit by a truck…so in my mind I pictured a pick- up truck, not the 18 wheeler that mowed me down. Seriously, it has been a very difficult 6 weeks. The nausea, vomiting and extreme fatigue has been quite overwhelming!! The good news is that this week I seem to be turning the corner. Little by little I am getting my strength back. Food is still a bit of an issue, but I am hoping that too will soon get better.
I will be going for my next cat scan on May 6th and will get the result on May 10th (my Birthday) so I am taking that as a good omen. The best news from the cat scan would be that the tumor is completely gone and the next best result would be that it shrunk enough so that it is off the hepatic artery and I will be able to have the Whipple Surgery. I am very optimistic that I will have one of these results, after all I have an army of soldiers behind me!
Thank you all for your cards, notes, dinners and most of all your prayers, love and support. I couldn’t have done this without you!!!
Much love,