Nov 27, 2009 - 9:44 pm
We are on break from treatment, and I go from being almost giddy with the thought of the holidays with no chemo, to scared that we aren’t doing enough to fight this thing. I am in the process of getting things lined up for a follow up endoscopy and a second opinion since we are at the point where we have to figure out what to do next. Paul completed the six rounds of Taxotere, Cisplatin and 5FU and the 5 weeks of radiation. All the tests show that there is a good response to this treatment. The Dr. felt that he had received 80-90% of the benefit from this regime and since it had been so hard on him, it would not be of much benefit to continue it. We were given a couple of options; Start Xeloda, or get a second opinion and than figure out what to do. We were told to wait 6 to 8 weeks post radiation for the endoscopy which would put us right at the end of Dec., giving us a month off.
Does anyone have any experience with taking Xeloda or any advise in prepping for the second opinion?