From my post ‘turning point‘, I concluded with the following –
Upon having my initial appointment with the Supportive Care Medicine, the main doctor, Dr. C., immediately wanted to place me in the hospital due to the extreme pain level and the lack of quality of life.
So, after waiting several hours just to be admitted that were becoming unbearable for me, finally a bed became available and the start of my 7 days would begin.
This is a turning point that Gary and I were looking for that would change the course of my treatment.
More to come my friends in future posts to explain so much more.
From my post ‘critical point‘, I wrote the following –
Upon admittance into the hospital, the Supportive Care Medicine team of doctors wanted to change my pain medications and run scans to determine the sources of the difference pains I feel daily.
First, a CT Scan with contrast was performed with Dr. C. specifying thoracic, abdominal and pelvic areas. As part of this CT Scan, he requested the right groin area be included. My right groin for the past several weeks has been causing me severe pain.
Second, Dr. C. ordered a full body MRI specifically on the spine. He wanted to determine if anything out of the ordinary regarding nerves was obvious.
In today’s post, I write the following –
Dictionary.com has this definition –
- a point at which a decisive change takes place; critical point; crisis.
- a point at which something changes direction, especially a high or low point on a graph.
- Surveying. a point temporarily located and marked in order to establish the elevation or position of a surveying instrument at a new station.
Based on my admittance into the hospital, changes to my pain medications, tests and results – there are 2 turning points. This is turning point 2 –
The results of the CT Scan and MRI came back with additional bad news.
My cancer has now spread into my bones and spine as well as additional Lymph Nodes. It was only one month ago I had scans performed and these areas were clear and displayed nothing out of the ordinary. The doctors are amazed at how quickly my cancer has spread.
So, what comes next?
Following my hospital stay I met with my Oncologist Dr. L. and we decided I would start with Immunotherapy treatment due to my cancer being wide spread. The Immunotherapy treatment will start immediately.
The news I received about the test results, honestly, I kind of expected. I know my body and my body has been telling me something for a while now.