Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bucket List

Well, I haven't actually made one, but if I had, going to Costa Rica would be on it. And I'd be able to cross it off the list after this Thursday when our plane lands in San Jose. Yes! I'm heading to Costa Rica with my friend Laura! The day after tomorrow! We are going to be mainly on the Caribbean coast down by Panama, and we'll do some side trips from there. I'm not a super adventurous traveler, so this is definitely pushing my boundaries, but I think that may be part of why I'm doing it to begin with. Cancer certainly has shifted my perspective. I used to feel almost like I'd be here forever, but now I'm setting my sights on making it to the 5 year mark. And I'm one of the worst procrastinators I know! So there are a lot of things I've always wanted to do, have been meaning to do, etc. and now I know that now is the time to do them.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Today I went for my post-op appointment with the oncologist and got news that may not necessarily be good news, but at least it wasn't bad news- the pathology report from the washings from my abdomen didn't show any cancer cells. This doesn't mean there isn't any cancer, but at least it didn't show that there IS cancer! The plan now is to go back in 3 months and to monitor with blood tests and pelvic exams. My doctor says my situation is "as optimal as it gets." So I remain cautiously optimistic!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Peritoneal Implanted Port

Here's a photo I foundonline of the type of
port I had. I wanted to ask the doctor if I could keep the one they took out, but didn't
realize I'd be basically unconscious...