So I thought that as of March 15th I was free and clear after chemo and two major surgeries. This is what my doc's told me and everything looked good on the scans.
But as of last Thursday when I thought I was going in for my last CT at MSK in NYC (I live in Vermont so its not really convenient to get down there. Yes they are great but I wish It were closer for my parents sake so they wouldn't have to help me get down there and get back...but anyway, I digress).
They found a growth on my lung that had gotten larger sense my last scan. Everything they have taken out so far has been either dead tissue or benign teratomas. The thing about teratomas is that they can continue to grow and can possibly turn back into live cancer in the future.
Surgery has been scheduled for next Wednesday. Luckily this one will be done laparoscopicly rather than my past two which required being open from sternum to pelvis. So in-patient recovery will be pretty short, 2-3 days.
Overall Im not sure how I feel. I think most of all Im annoyed, but another part of me is kind of worried that things like this will continue to happen. Another but much much smaller part of me worries that it might come back in a more problematic and major way. Has any of this happened to other people in a similar way? How did you deal with it?