Apr 09, 2004 - 8:16 pm
After a perforated colon last November that then went into severe peronitis, I finally found out that you can not always trust your doctor will know best. The end of February I found out I had a rectal tumor. I then changed doctors ...the UNC School of Medicine. After the usual pin cushion tests, they found liver mets and a spot on my lung. I found all of this out last Friday and had my first chemo treatment yesterday. Leucovorin with Eloxatin as the appetizers, Avastin will be added as the main meal next trip (after my port-a-cath heals up some). Dessert is a push of 5-FU and then the fanny pack drip for 46 hours more of 5-FU. I was very pleased to not be nauseous my first treatment but suspect that will change. I also wonder if anyone else is on the same bi-weekly plan I am on. Being new to this all, the information can be overwhelming and I want to learn as much as I can, while giggling some too.
I first logged in to this site this past Tuesday just to read, but was a little scared to write anything. But after reading some more of your messages today, I am over that now. Cheers to you. Am drinking my room temperature water as I write this.