I went to church today. It was nice to be able to see so many people. I have not been nauseous at all so far today and I haven't taken any medication since this morning. I am supposed to be weaning myself off of it. Any way so far so good.
I did have a handful of hair leave the shower with me this morning. This may be a little more emotional than I was originally thinking. I mean it is still nothing to even think about in comparison to surviving cancer but to be honest I was anxious to look in the mirror and I haven't even lost enough you can tell yet.
There is not a lot to tell today so I thought I would try and explain an earlier misunderstanding. Dr. Anagnost was out of the office week before last when I was expecting to get test results back. One of the test was the testicular ultrasound. I reported that I had a cancer in one of my testicles. This was a mistake. A misunderstanding between me and one of the nurses who took a look at my file for me. The growth that I was calling cancer is something that 25% of males have anyway. As it turns out I am actually 1 of the 2% of people who get this type of cancer that it starts out side of the testicles. It is referred to as an extra-gonadal tumor. I am sure the spelling is suspect. Other evidence of this is that normally cancers will grow at much the same rate so if it had started in the testicles it would be largest there then a little smaller in my abdomen a little smaller than that in the chest and then smallest in my neck. I n my case the large mass is in my chest then small areas in my neck and abdomen. This is good news in that after the treatment, unless something needs to be done about a residual mass in my chest, I will not need any surgery.
To be honest this 2nd week was much more difficult than I anticipated. I thought because I only had the 1 treatment it would be much easier. As it turned out I was sick from the previous week. The good news is that the single treatment that I will receive again this Tuesday seemed to have little effect on me. So since I will hopefully not already be sick this week should be much easier. Then the next week will be back to 5 days...............bring it on!! I am sure my wife will remind me of this when I am puking crying for my mama..LOL
I will go now. I know I keep saying but you guys keep praying and keep encouraging and you have know idea how much it means to me. Thank You!!
My family keeps taking care of me. Thank You!!
When I am weak Gods grace keeps me going. Thank You Lord!!