I had an appointment with the oncologist on Monday. He affirmed that my PET scan looked great! The whole office staff was so happy for me; smiling, hugging me, and congratulating me. He told me that I don't have to come see him again for three months! Wow! That feels really weird after making weekly (sometimes 3 times a week!) visits to his office since June! What will I do with all my free time?
My blood levels were all nearly at normal levels. He told me that I can go forward with surgery on April 6th to remove my port and close the ileostomy. He also told me that I can be in the sun now! Just in time for summer! Can it really be true? Can I be getting my life back?
I also saw the surgeon on Monday and he agreed that my PET scan looked really good. We discussed the surgery and what to expect as I recover. He said he would see me in a couple of weeks at the hospital.
Things I can do now:
1. Walk upstairs without getting tired
2. Drink cold water
3. Carry my purse
4. Clean the kitchen without getting tired
5. Eat ice cream!
My energy is coming back and my taste buds are starting to come back. I still have some issues with the nerves in my fingertips and my feet, but that may take months to resolve.
Little by little, life goes on.