I made it through 7 treatments of Avastin/Xeloda and that seemed to keep things from growing out of control. I finished my last treatment January 2010. My oncologist at West Clinic referred me to MD Anderson because he felt surgery might be an option since they have some of the best colorectal surgeons there. I had a week of tests including, Pet, CAT, and MRI. Results showed that my cancer had spread to the vaginal apex (again) (I had a hysterectomy in 2007 when the cancer had returned after my resection in 2004 ) and I had a vaginal resection then. The cancer returned to the apex and at the rectosigmoid junction which was where the bottom reconnection was done of my colon. In addition I have the two nodules in my lungs and they although stable are still there. MD Anderson was great and very detailed and thorough. Surgeon I talked to was Dr. Skibber and he said surgery was doable, resection, with temporary ilestomy and removal of cancer. However that would be after 6 weeks of rad/chemo 5 days a week then wait 6 weeks and have that surgery. I meet with a Thorasic Surgeon Dr. Swisher and he said the lung surger to remove the two nodules would be done in 2 seperate surgeries. Dr. Skibber was a delightful person and he told me that the surgery is doable but that I was ok for now and really needed to make a decision on that myself. In otherwords he wasn't gung ho on doing the surgery but it was doable but because of the intense chemo radiation before the surgery then the 3 surgeries planned afterward that was alot. I prayed all night about making the right decision, ie.,what if I go through all this and it still doesn't get rid of the cancer. Will I have spent months in Houston away from my loved ones and suffering for nothing and my quality of life be poor and I am going to die anyway?? I know thse are questions everyone has to ask and I prayed alot the night before that GOD would pleae give me some guidance on what to do. The next morning as we were packing up to go , MD Anderson called an said after their consult with my entire team the night before, a radiologist pointed out a spot in my omentum that needed to be biopsied and that the outcome of that biopsy would determine whether surgery was even an option anynore. Well was that my sign from GOD??? I had the biopsy done yesterday and based on the outcome of that biopsy, we will take another turn in the fork of the cancer treatment road. All I can say is GOD has the plan for our lives. I am ok whatever that plan is and I'm not afraid to die and I'm not giving up but accepting whatever his plan is and have to just keep praying for guidance. I have been a very lucky person in that I have lived with cancer for 6 years now and I have had a good quality of life even through chemo I have been able to work and spend time with my family. What is ahead is something that I don't worry about anymore. I have a peace within me that I cannot explain. Because God keeps reminding me that Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.( Matthew 6:34 )Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? ( Matthew 6:27 ) (TWO OF THE BEST BIBL VERSES FOR ANXIETY).. I AM HERE TO TESTIFY ABOUT THE MERCY OF OUR GOD. HE DOESN'T PROMISE TO HEAL US ALL NOW HERE ON EARTH, BUT HE DOES PROMISE WE WILL ALL BE HEALED IN HEAVEN. CANCER WILL NOT TAKE MY FAITH.