Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just One Shot

So the big dramatic thing I learned from the oncologist is that there can only be one round in this war. If it goes into round two, I'll lose.

The good news is that they have a huge arsenal at their disposal, and because of the nature of my cancer they intend to use them all. He started by telling me that if we were to quit now, there's an 80% chance it would return. That's one mean cancer beasty. But by the end of our discussion he had those odds down to 15. Just a fifteen percent chance it will come back. And that's before things like my fabulous organic diet, exercise, and the millions of prayers being offered on my behalf. I figure I'm probably about as likely to get hit by a car.

The other news, whether good or bad, is that this particular cancer will come back quick, if it comes back, like within a year, maybe three. No long wait on this one.

It actually felt like good news to me. I honestly don't think I'm going anywhere right away. My biggest fear has been spending years and years in battle, and the turmoil that'll cause my loved ones. But apparently that's not even an option. To win right now is the only option.

So I have a week and a half until the chemo starts. That'll give me time to get nice and healed before they whack at that cancer again.

4 comments:

Candace E. Salima said...

My prayers and thoughts remain with you, Suzanne. Your attitude is so good. Remember to turn to the Lord on those days you think you can go no longer. Remember all your friends are with you and thinking of you.

Sandra said...

Suzanne,
I had no idea you had cancer! I am thinking about you and wish you the best. You are such an awesome person and I am sure you can beat this. You still have a bunch more books to write and we are excited to read them. Love ya, Sandra
Hang in There!!!

Deanne said...

Enjoyed your testimony. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Deanne

Suzanne Reese said...

Thanks so much ladies! I have such amazing friends!