Actually i got back on sunday in time to watch the SuperBowl. I'm from New England area, but would have been happy with either team winning. At least it was a close game.
Well, the oncologist at DF confirmed that i am on the right course. Just a reminder-i was treated for rectal cancer...now has spread to lungs. He said that surgery or radiation would not be appropriate unless we could get the lesions down to one or two. He told me to expect to stay on chemo for at least a full year even if i show complete response in a short time. At least i know there's the possibility for complete response. So i guess i got the best possible answer from him.
Totally different subject. Anyone on the board ever experience an anal fissure. I have one and it put a total damper on my weekend in Newport. I saw my surgeon who prescribed a nifedipine gel and pain medicine. Not helping yet. He said if this doesn't work he would do Botox injection early next week. I have vacation to St John, Virgin Islands planned in less than 2 weeks, so he wants to get me comfortable as soon as possible. This is a vacation that we planned a long time ago as a celebration for the end of cancer. Now we know it's not the end, but just the beginning, but still really need to get down there to get away from this rat race for a while.
Any ideas about other treatments would be appreciated.