Just had my prehospital colonoscopy by the same dr who found my original squamous cell and thank God and I mean literally, thank God, no biopsies needed, colon clean. boy Ron and I were so happy and so was my dr. It had lit up to the tune of 10 cms on the PET scan and so I needed that before I go in for my chemo. Did anyone have a half good chemo treatment cycle? I am getting more upset because I read about the neutropenia and I always have had a 3-3.4 wbc count for ages. So I start out low before I start. I think I will be glad to get the hospital stay over. Ron and I have been married for 40 yrs so we have not been apart very often. Our dog, Emma, a 10 yr old pug is a velcro dog and she is not going to understand that I am not there but my neighbors daughter will watch out for her on long days. I don't even know if I should take pj's to the hospital since I have to go out of the building by stretcher to the rad unit, hate to do that in a johnny gown. Thanks for all the encouragement and info and appreciate any input you all have.