Monday, August 30, 2010

Update from dr.'s visit

Went to see Mr. Melanoma (Dr. Hersh) down at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson.  We did not talk about treatment as in his words he hasn't seen melanoma be a solid tumor in the kidney in the 40 years he has been practicing.  So, he wants to have his team do additional testing on the tumor to ensure that it is definately melanoma and not kidney cancer.  Results from the hospital's lab indicated melanoma, but he wants to be sure and I'm all about a second opinion to ensure that we are treating the right cancer.  He also wants to talk to his group of doctor "friends" and get their opinions. I have a follow up appointment on September 15th with him and should have a better idea what we are dealing with.  I am also going to schedule another CT scan of my organs before this appointment.  This way we should have all the information we need to make a decision regarding treatment.

So, for now I will continue to concentrate on healing and staying positive.  I am going to go back to work tomorrow and see how it goes.  I'm really looking forward to being back at work and meeting all my new students and getting to know them.  I'm starting off slow with working Tuesday and having Wednesday off just in case it was to soon.  If all goes well, I'll be back again on Thursday.


OceanDesert said...

Wow, not in 40 yrs, eh? Whatever the tumor shows and whatever treatment you need, one thing is for sure, we are here for you guys.. lots of love and hugs and counting the days till you're back at yoga!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina,
Glad to hear you are mending well and going back to work tomorrow. Thinking of you always.
Aunt Kathy

Anonymous said...

Sending positive thoughts to you, Todd and Teya... Barb, Chuck, Anna and Charlie