We got great news from the drs yesterday. First the tumor was completely obliterated when they did the surgery and the positive node was right in the tumor area and not far away so that is all good news. The best news was that I will not have to have the inpatient chemo like I did before surgery. I will only be getting Taxotere on 1 day, Neupagin or Neulasta the next day and then 3 wks off and back again for the same for a total of 3 times. So I figure close to Easter I will be home free. The only thing I was not happy about was that I have to keep the J tube in the whole time. After the 1st cycle if I don't get ill or have any problems, I can stop the Jevity feedings and switch to just maintenance flushing. I know the tube helps and I need a lot more weight on, so I understand their reasoning and also they don't want to have to put it back in. Does anyone know much about Taxotere? The nurses that will administer it to me told me the big thing is wbc's going down and people needing transfusions. Hopefully, I will be able to eat a lot more than what happened when I got radiation with no good food getting in. I saw all your posts and I thank you all so much for your support, Ron and I were kind of nervous going back to the hospital, they showed me my chest x-ray but it was so confusing, my new stomach did not show up so good and even the dr had trouble pointing it out. Thanks for all your concern and support and my prayers are with everyone so we all do better and have good results from whatever treatment the drs decide. take care and thanks so much, this board is a lifesaver!!