meeting my oncologist

On May 10, 2018, I finally met my oncologist!  I had been waiting to meet her and see what she had to say so that I had a little more answers.  And thankfully, I left her office with just that!  I’m happy to say that I really like her and she was so upbeat, reassuring, and confident in my treatment and that was really important to me.  Andrew came with me and of course, that made me feel even more relaxed, so I’m really lucky so far!  For my own privacy, I won’t be using my oncologist’s real name, so I’ll call her Dr. M.

Dr. M explained everything to me regarding the plans for my treatment and answered all of mine and Andrew’s questions patiently and thoroughly—another good thing about her because we had a ton of questions 🙂  I expressed to Dr. M my fears and my uncertainty regarding my health and my future, and like my surgeon, she was very confident that I will make it through this.  Of course, it won’t be easy, but I’ll make it!  And that felt really good to hear from her.

Waiting to meet my oncologist, much more nervous than I look hahaIMG_1804

I still need to have my PET scan done and that’s still a scary thought in the back of my mind because I fear for bad results.  However, if I’ve learned anything so far, it’s that I can’t worry about what is or is not already there!  Dr. M said she would be “very shocked” if my cancer has spread elsewhere, but of course, I still pray on it and hope for the best.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 4:6-7

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”—Psalm 56:3

We went over my treatment plan regarding chemotherapy and surprisingly, I was quite relieved to hear what exactly I’d be taking, when I’d be receiving it, the duration, and so on because I’ve been so anxious to just KNOW what I’m doing and now I finally do.

I will be starting my first round of chemo on May 24, 2018!  Mark your calendars lol.  Yes, I’m scared and YES, this sucks…BUT this marks the first day of me kicking Cancer’s a** 🙂  Still pretty bummed about losing my hair but I have to keep reminding myself that I will gladly lose my hair if that means I get to keep my life!  Woof… it’s so strange how really crappy circumstances change your perspective!  They say God works in mysterious ways…

I am so grateful for the doctors that I have and the facility that I will be having my care.  I’ve heard nothing but wonderful, positive things about both my doctors and the facility, so that makes me feel much more at ease.  That’s all thanks to God!

That’s (kind of) it for now!  I appreciate everyone’s support so much and for everyone that is and has prayed for me, thank you.  Prayer is so powerful and I am so very grateful to have an amazing support system and a faithful God.

-T

One thought on “meeting my oncologist

  1. You are so brave and so beautiful! God bless your sweet heart. We are all praying for you. Thank you for being brave enough to share your story

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