Mom met with her surgeon today to discuss options and details regarding removal of the possible cancerous nodules near her navel. Everyone agrees this is the best option for prevention and treatment of our newest enemy. Dr. Icaza did inform her that the navel is an area common for the gastric cancer to spread. Of course he has to provide us with the worst case scenario and won't know for certain until it's removed and tested. If found cancerous the possibility of additional chemotherapy will be discussed. Unfortunately he's suggesting the belly button be removed entirely. Mom has the cutest belly button too but seriously this news totally sucks and the tears are flowing again. She's been through so much and it feels never ending. We're allowed these moments to get mad and shed tears but afterwards we press on and yes, Be Positive! Mom's a fighter and she's strong and wonderful! We can do this! Mom can do this!
Ps. She also met with the urologist who plans to place a stent in the kidney every 3 months beginning as early as next week