therapist Annette

Annette: We saw this therapist.  Her name was Annette.  She was telling me what I had to do after surgery.  And she said as far as some things to do,

you do nothing at all – it’s complete rest – because if you don’t it will take you much longer to recover.  The doctor explained about where the cancer is located, and he explained about the procedure.  It starts in the throat area and goes down maybe behind the lungs in the lung area.  They do a biopsy to check for cancer in the lymph nodes.  Another doctor came in to do my EKG.  He was there for a short while and was gone.  Another doctor checked both sides of my hands real intensely then went on to something else.  If they find no sign of cancer in the lymph nodes, they’ll proceed with the major operation sometime later – he said a week to ten days later.  So by the 20th it should be done.

3 options

Annette: Went to see Dr. Sinha. The Doc gave me 3 options, one was an operation the second was Chemo & the third was Palliative Care.  He sad that if I did nothing at all I would live less than a year.  And if I took Chemo & Radiation I would live about a year, & with an operation I could get as much as a year, so of course I am going for the operation.  Then the Doc made me walk up & down the hall with a monitor to monitor my heart & my breathing. It wasn’t doing what it was supposed to do & he couldn’t understand what was going on.  He said the operation would take 6 to 8 hours long.   I don’t really mind the operation but I’m not really excited about when I wake up as I’m kind of afraid of the out come. I guess time will tell.