I did see the lung dr and he did a bronchoscopy on Thursday. This is a procedure where they put a scope into my lungs and take fluid and tissue samples to biopsy. He called today with the results - the cancer has spread into my lungs like we thought. My oncologist wants me to start chemo next week. This new regimen will be 2 drugs on week one (Gemzar and Cisplatin), one drug on week two (Gemzar), then weeks 3 and 4 are off. I'll do this for the next 6 months. Thankfully, I shouldn't lose my hair this time. But I will have the same nausea and "yuckies" to get through.
I'm actually feeling pretty yucky already. I still have this awful cough that has made my entire torso hurt. And my oxygen level is low so I have shortness of breath and I can't do anything without huffing and puffing. The lung dr gave me an inhaler to use, so maybe that will help. He was a really serious guy and I appreciate him putting a rush on everything. He asked if it was okay to call me if the news was bad or would I rather come in to hear it in person. I said a phone call was fine, I'd heard the same news before. This wasn't my first rodeo, unfortunately.
So now I'm gearing up for my next "rodeo." I've got my vitamins and supplements stocked up. I'm planning my diet with good foods. Got my support system ready and waiting. And I'm surrounding myself with positive, inspirational messages. I've made up cards with healing scriptures that I read out loud as often as I can. I believe God will be the one to make me better. He will use the doctors and the drugs, but it will be His Will that ultimately makes it happen. I feel confident and assured that I am in Good Hands for this next part of my journey. In the words of Spongebob Squarepants, "I'm ready, I'mmm ready, I'mmmmmm ready!"