We met with the oncologist this afternoon. As with the other doctors at Scripps, we have 110% confidence in her! From our first meeting, you could tell she was a fighter! She was very matter of fact with us. “Due to the aggressiveness of the tumor and the fact it did spread to one lymph node, I want to be aggressive with this and treat it with chemo!” You know what? We expected this would be the treatment so there were really no surprises when she made the announcement. I know my wife and I can honestly say that Patty is truly ready for this fight, mentally as well as physically! She’s really ok with chemo. Sure, there’s going to be some side-effects… but she’s ready to take them on! Just like the t-shirt I had gotten her that reads: “Hey Cancer! You picked the wrong broad!” Cancer really did!
So… unfortunately Patty has two more “tests” to do before the chemo begins. A bone scan and some type of heart scan. I think having the “tests” is bothering her more than the chemo. But, what can one do? That just means two more tests and “waiting” for the results! Waiting is never fun!
Patty will have her first treatment on Tuesday, August 31st. She’ll have a total of six treatments, three weeks apart. If everything goes well, which it should, her last treatment will be on her daughter, Nicole’s, birthday on January 4th. (notice I didn’t say how old Nicole will be!)
Now we get to go wig shopping… hat shopping and scarf shopping! (God, the things I do for my wife!) Gotta love her!!!