His approach was different than Dr. Wui's yesterday. Dr. Wui was very big on 'it's your choice based on all the info we can give you.' Dr. Chang said you're having chemo. Jayne is a high risk patient and just because nothing showed in the scans does not mean that there aren't a few cancerous cells in there just biding their time. In short, he said that because the cancer had reached the lymph nodes it was no longer contained and who knows where it went.
Dr. Chang has ordered her to see Dr. Hughes, (Cardiologist) before she starts the chemo.
He's prescribed a strong course of chemo for Jayne. She'll be contacted by Dr. Beck here in Cobourg. She will be treated locally and won't have to go to Oshawa. She is to have a series of 6 chemo sessions once every three weeks for 2-3 hours getting intravenous chemo.
After that she will be given a hormone blocker pill - she's looking forward to that because it should bring on menopause lol. (There's always a silver lining if you look hard enough!) He gave her a prescription for a wig because he said that she will lose her hair.
This is a preventative treatment to keep the cancer away. So I guess now the expression is, an apple a day keeps the doctor away and chemo over 18 weeks keeps cancer away! Doesn't rhyme but hey if it works...
She blacked out when she got home. She was in her chair heading toward the building then she was up against the door and a guy was picking her keys up off of the ground asking if she was all right. When she came in she looked awful and my heart dropped. I immediately thought that the doctor yesterday was wrong and that this doctor told her that it had spread!! Jeez! Then she had a coughing blackout while she was talking to her Mom and now she's in bed.
She's wiped out and I feel guilty as hell. She does so much and carries such a heavy burden and I can't even go out and get us a bag of milk! You just do what you can, wake up tomorrow and do it again. Take care everyone and take a moment to tell someone that you love them.