Monday I drove to Spokane for a consultation with a well respected Oncologist and Tuesday I drove to Seattle to see a surgical oncologist. I have learned a lot and have had some questions answered, but there are still many more that will be unanswered until I finish meeting with all of the Doctors I have appointments set up with...and choose a team for my treatment.
One thing that has come up from both appointments is that they both recommend doing the HIPEC (heated chemo surgery and procedure) as well as 6 months of regular chemo as a follow up, so I am trying to preprare myself accordingly. The key here is doing everything I can to give myself the LOWEST chance of reoccurrence, no matter how challenging it is.
It is ironic, that I have never liked hats, they never looked good on me...but I think I will very soon change my mind on that. I am grateful...so grateful that these options exist and I am really focusing on that...not the side effects or possible complications. (but I admit that they do cross my mind...) And now when I go to stores, I will stop and look at HATS!