Jun 06, 2004 - 3:52 pm
Hi folks. It seems like it's been a year since I've been on here reading and catching up, but in actuality it was only about a week!
Some stuff happened. I started having seizures on May 27. That led up to eventual hospitalization after a CT scan showed a brain tumor and the doctor on-call put me on Dilantin and Dexamethasone for the seizures. He was going to let me go home after the 24 hours, however, my regular oncologist made me stay. I swear, I have had every test known: CT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, MRI of the brain, colonoscopy (my third in 15 months), a bone scan, x-rays of the right arm, and a pelvic sonogram! Not only did the CT and MRI pick up the brain activity, the x-rays picked up some more bone involvement in my right arm! So after a lousy 7 month remission, here I go again.
However, this is my first time with radiation therapy, and although I'm feeling very upbeat and optimistic, I'm also a smidge nervous. Does anyone have any advice or anything they can share with me?
I have my first treatment Monday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m. Wish me luck!