(Brief background: just had solitary lung met surgically removed -- 2 yrs post tx for rectal cancer). Well, I have a plan now. Both my doctors (surgeon and oncologist) and I feel I should go for more chemo. Yesterday I met with the oncologist to discuss details. I will be having 6 mos of FOLFOX (oxaliplatin + 5FU + leucovorin). Every 2 weeks. I know in my heart and mind this is the right thing to do (for me). But, I'm feeling a bit daunted and overwhelmed at the moment. I'm sure I'll get my figher spirit back soon but in the meantime, words of support welcome!
One thing that is particularly overwhelming me is that the 5FU will be given by slow infusion -- and will entail me staying in hospital for 2-3 days each time. I know some people have the 5FU as a bolus, and some have Xeloda ("pill form of 5FU") instead. But, the slow infusion is my oncologist's preference -- and I like my oncologist....Luckily, the hospital is 5 minutes from my house....I need to keep focusing on the upside....