Last Monday I had met with Dr W to discuss my latest CT scan results (and then get injected with another chemo treatment). He went over the report with me which it turns out, I had deciphered rather well. There are three tumors in my liver, one swollen lymph node next to my IVC (look it up), and one spot at the surgery site where the two ends of my colon were reconnected. I brought up the possibility of a liver resection and Dr W thinks that it is worthwhile at this point for me to have a consultation with a liver surgeon. He gave me a referral to a well-known liver surgeon, Dr B. I will be calling tomorrow to see when I can get an appointment with him. I also have to get preapproval from Medi-cal for the consult. If the resection is doable, I need to see Dr C (my original surgeon) about the spot at the old surgery site. I may need to have a second colon resection done to get rid of it. Hopefully, they could do them both at the same time and save me from having two MAJOR surgeries. We'll see.
I also had a difficult time getting my anti-nausea meds for my post-chemo regime this time. I'll go into the detail later because it's late and I'm exhausted after an amazing horseback riding adventure which I'll also detail later.
I've been thinking that what would really make me feel better and make this situation easier to bear would be a trip to France. I could tour wine country for a couple of weeks which means I'd have to bring my roommate R since he's working to become a certified sommelier. Oh, and if R is coming, I should probably bring J as well. Now I just have to find someone to sponsor the trip... hmmmmmm.