I just wanted to let you know the latest. After much research, consideration and a lot of inner turmoil, I have decided to terminate my chemotherapy. I was never okay with it from the start. I refuse to continue to put any form of these horrible poisonous toxins in my body. I am cancer free as of now and will make some lifestyle changes to help prevent recurrence. I am 100% comfortable with my decision and am willing to take the risk of living another year, 5 yrs, 10 yrs or more cancer free vs loading my body up with toxins that produce no guarantees of my survival and studies have shown to even cause other major health issues down the road. We already have a referral to a Medical Oncologist in Fallon, who is affiliated with MD Anderson where I can get follow-up scans in 6 months. My Med. Oncologist here said she supported my decision and that even though I have not finished all of the chemo regimen, I would have definitely reaped some benefit from the 2 months of dose-dense chemo that I have already received.
My wonderful husband is very supportive in my decision and understands completely my feeling on the subject.
I'm scheduled this week to get my port out. After that we will pack up and head back home soon.