I found out yesterday that my cancer is not contained and the pathology lab found cancer cells that were starting to implant. That was our biggest fear since my appendix had ruptured and had possibly spewed cancerous cell matter throughout my abdominal cavity.
This cements the fact that I will now be undergoing a very intense surgery and Heated Chemotherapy. There are very few doctors that perform this surgery and I want to make sure that I will choose the best one for my care. That has been the focus of my prayers since I found out the news. (for those that watch Greys Anatomy...the non graphic part was shown in the first five minutes of the show this week. I was hoping to get a better glimpse of what I will be going through but they barely showed anything.) I will be hospitalized for around a month and will be far away from home. I am nervous about all of it, but so grateful that this chemo is available, since it has exponentially increased the rates of survival from appendiceal cancer.