May 26, 2005 - 2:06 pm
Mom is now about four weeks out of surgery and doing good. She has to go in next week and have an internal stent put from her kidney to her bladder then we will be ready to start treatments again. I failed to ask for sure what kind of colon cancer we are dealing with, I think there is a part of me that doesn't really care after a year of treatments for the wrong cancer. I know it is a signet ring type and the info I found on that wasn't good so sometimes I think I put my head in the sand and feel that as long as she is feeling good and they want to treat her there must be something the dr. feels they can do for her. After the stent is put in and she gets the ok from urology she will start treatment. It is supposed to be June 9 for 6 months every two weeks. We are planning on Oxaliplatin, Avistin, and Xeloda. She had a great response to Xeloda as a monotherapy so our oncologist said it is ok to stay with that instead of the usual 48 hour constant infusion of a 5fu drug. I hope this is an ok treatment path. I am scared as always, nothing to go by, the doctor said it is just a waiting game from here because we have no tumor markers to use. She said we will do a CAT scan in three months to see if everything looks ok and make sure these drugs are working. Any suggestions as to what to expect on these drugs. I know the doctors are supposed to know what is best but I feel much better hearing from you all because you have been through it and I like keeping our options open and having suggestions for the doctor when we go to see him. I will ask more questions of the dr. as we go, I think I am just so happy she is doing good I am afraid of what answers I may get. Her case is troubling to even the doctors so that doesn't help. Well sorry to go on, i would appreciate any help in what to expect and watch for with these treatments.