When all is said and done and Sasha has crossed the golden bridge to the land of infinite new smells, fresh grass to roll in, clear blue lakes and streams to swim in, and not so bright squirrels to chase; I plan on writing up a detailed post/report starting with Sashas diagnoses, vet apt, choice options, treatments decided on, and health observations along the way. I plan on making it as complete as possible by getting vet records from both our primary vet as well as our oncologist and including data such as blood work, ultrasounds, xrays, etc.
One of the worst parts about this type of cancer is I couldn't find hardly any first hand information about it when it came to goldens. This thread was the first one I found (after lots and lots of search) that had a golden with the same type of cancer. Not only has the community helped me mentally and emotionally, its really helped me understand the process.
One of Sasha's legacies I would like to leave is a fresh post with all of the info I spoke of above. That way hopefully someone who gets the dreaded "C word" from their vet about their golden will find this and have an idea of what to expect and what options there are out there.
If it can help just one person not feel as completely lost as I did for the first few weeks, then I think that would make Sasha (and me by proxy) feel like some good has come out of all of this.
Thanks again to everyone out here on the board with their positive thoughts, encouraging posts, and information. Without this board, I believe this experience would be so much worse.
So again, thank you so very much, you all are amazing people and you have my deepest gratitude!