Judy is doing better today. The got a good night's sleep (in her waterbed) and the pain has subsided some. She will probably rest most of the day and hopefully by Monday will feel well enough to see the Oncologist (cancer doctor) and start her Hormonetherapy or Chemotherapy, whichever they decide to do after the pathology comes back.
At this point we believe that the cancer involves only her lymph system and is a metastasis from her breast cancer 23 years ago. They say that such a metastasis after this many years is unusual, but not unheard of. We hope it is from the breast cancer, as this is the easiest to treat on the one they have the greatest success with.
As always there is ambiguity. Her GI Surgeon said that the cancer in her abdomen was ominous looking and her Oncologist said that she thought everything would be treatable. Maybe this is the difference between a man being brutally honest and a woman trying to play down the trauma.