So I now feel that I DEFINITELY made the "right" decision. EVERYONE is behind me 110%, including my radiation oncologist at Mass. General whom I spoke with this morning. He said he could tell I was not in the right frame of mind to go into the surgery and he was also trying to figure out another method to go about this and shrink the tumor before thinking about surgery. So he is on board with my choice as well. It doesn't hurt that he worked with these docs at Dana Farber for over 15 years before starting the Head and Neck Center at Mass. General.
I got a call today from Brigham and Women's Hospital's Day Surgery Dept. this morning. I am having my Porta-Cath inserted into my chest on Monday morning at the UNGODLY hour of 6am!! I think my Dad is rethinking his choice to take me into Boston that day!! But the good thing is that we will be in and out early, so traffic either way. This will make it much easier to give me my chemo meds, draw blood and hydrate me without having to stick a vein every time.
And then on Tuesday, I meet with my medical oncologist to sign the consents for the chemo and I begin my first round of treatment. Not sure how long it takes before the effects begin to set in, but I am trying to be as optimistic as I can and stay positive right from the beginning. They also said my hair would begin falling out within the first 2-3 weeks, so I am going next Friday to get my new "do"! Gonna cut it REAL short so it is less dramatic when it falls out, both for the kids and me!! I'll post a pic when I do!
But until then, Jen and I are taking Cameron, Kacey and Peyton away overnight tonight to CoCo Key Indoor Water Resort for a few days of fun! Think we all need it and will be a time time away before all of the treatments begin.
I want to thank everyone again for their positive vibes, messages and prayers!! Please keep them coming as they are working wonders apparently!!
Love you all!!