As some of you know, I've been in the hospital since Saturday evening. After fighting the Pneumonia this last week, I was having a bad pain in my right calf. Last Thursday afternoon, I went to my primary doctor to pick up my script for follow up x-ray. I mentioned the pain I was having in my calf and my doctor wanted to see me before I left his office. It was now after 5 pm and my doctor told me I needed to go the ER and have an ultra sound done to make sure that I did not have a blood clot in my leg. Everything turned out okay and I was sent home. I woke up the next morning having more pain than the day before. By Saturday, I could barely walk. Saturday evening I finally decided to come back to the ER. They were saying I had Cellulitous in my ankle area. For some reason, my surgeon ordered a CT scan of my chest, stomach, and pelvis. These scans are not showing good news. The tumor in my colon has increased in size, my lymph nodes in my stomach has increased in size as well which is putting pressure on my ureter and I may need a stint put in so I don't experience kidney issues. Also, my lungs are showing an increased number of spots. All of this change has happened since stopping chemo in mid April. Therefore, surgery is cancelled. We will be talking with the lung team to get an answer to what is going on with my lungs and I will be starting chemo again within the next few days. I will be on a different chemo regimen and my doctor said I have only a 20% chance of keeping my hair.
I have been having a very bad feeling about surgery this past week and I really felt that God was telling me that I was not ready for surgery. I certainly wasn't expecting this kind of news. It's a bit shocking to my whole family. I feel that I have taken a step backwards. I am ready to start back on the chemo fight. I would really appreciate as many prayers not only for my healing but also for my family as they try and take in this news. I love you all.