After a TON of research, several appointments, talking to several patients, a million prayers, and a lot of deliberation... I feel peace about my decision.
I have chosen my doctor and have scheduled the "mother of all surgeries" (as the oncologists call it) for March 8th. That gives me time to prepare my body and heal from the two recent surgeries...as well as some time to spend with my children and family before I am laid up and sick for so long. It is exactly the timing that I hoped for and this doctor fit ALL of my criteria, so I am grateful. I don't have control over much in this situation, but I can control two things...my attitude about having cancer and my doctor. When I am done with that surgery, the heated chemo, and 6 months or so of systemic chemo, I will KNOW I have done everything in my power to beat this.
A miracle worker surprised me and organized my pantry while I was in spokane yesterday and I finished a couple of other projects up today...so it feel good to mark some things off my "to do" list. As I sit here, I can see the girls playing kick ball out in the back yard. The sun is out...and it is a good day!