Nov 13, 2012
My mom went in for a hysterectomy and once they got a better look, they realized the cancer had spread all throughout her stomach and intestines, uterus and colon. She had a test a week before, colonoscopy and endo - both the dr said she was fine, so this was a huge surprise to us.
The surgeon came out and said I'm afraid I have some bad news, we have to change directions now with the plan. He explained everything to us very well - but all I heard was Stage 4 - aggressive - and the look on his face. He told us that the next step was for her to heal from the surgery, she had a large incesion and that needed to heal first. In two weeks she would come in for a follow up and to discuss the plan of treatment. She will need 3 cycles of chemo, petscan and then if all looks better, surgery to remove the rest of the cancer. He told us it would be a tough road ahead and that he would answer all of our questions. My dad looked a mess and my sister wasn't much better. It's been a long weekend to say the least.
I'll update more later.... Please keep my mom in your prayers!