If you’re a cancer patient you know exactly what this means. Yes, my latest scans showed that a “spot” in my liver, yes, that’s where my lung cancer took up residence in 2009 and I’ve been battling ever since, has grown some more and needs to be taken out. Dr. Drilon refers to the procedure as “weeding the garden”. The Interventional Radiologist didn’t paint quite the same picture. He said that I would be under general anesthesia undergoing a hot ablation. He also informed me that it can be quite painful and may require hospitalization. I need to have someone with me, but it’s hard to plan when you don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, or how long I’ll be hospitalized, if I’m hospitalized at all.
Here’s how last week panned out.
Monday – CT Scan and brain MRI
Tuesday – Dr. visit where I was told I needed an ablation.
Wednesday – Neurologist appointment (Neuropathy and Parkinson’s)
Thursday – PET Scan, Blood Biopsy, Interventional Radiologist appt. Then to LaGuardia to finally get home. Sat in the plane for 3 hours because something stopped working in the control tower and planes couldn’t land or take off, finally got home at 1 am.
So, that was my week. Fighting cancer can be exhausting.