Tuesday was the day for second opinions. I am confident with my doctors and their care, the time came for more information and knowledge. With the help from a friend, I was able to get into great doctors at UT Southwestern. I started the day with a surgical oncologist and then onto meet the medical oncologist. I spent 3 hours at the surgeons office going over history and treatment. It was surreal telling the my story of the past 5 months. As I spoke there was part of me that still can’t believe that’s my life I’m talking about. After a short break with a little nourishment to refuel, we were off to the meet the medical oncologist. He again was very supportive of the course of my treatment. His recommendation was to pursue another CT scan sooner than later to measure the spots on my lungs. At this time they are the only markers we have to indicate my chemo is effective. No change would support that they could be the result of radiation, growth could indicate active cancer and reason to change treatment.
I left with more confidence in my doctors and treatment. I feel I have more knowledge than I did before. There’s a part of me that was very nervous, what would I do if I got conflicting information? Again, I feel the Lord put a peace in my heart. It is evident that He continues to guide my steps. I don’t know what each day holds but I do know that He is not caught off guard and He has ordained my days. I continue to walk boldly in this journey.
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power of love and of self-discipline.” — 2 Timothy 1:7
“What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.” — 2 Timothy 1:13
“He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge.” — Isaiah 33:6