Feb 04, 2010 - 5:01 pm
Had a pretty busy and informative week. Saw my OTO today and he said everything looked good healing progressing fine. Also met with my rad onco and really better understand what lies ahead for me. 33 daily treatments @70 grays beginning about the 20th of this month. The onco has already prescribed a mouthwash mixture of benadryl/maalox/xylocane and a scrip of caphosol. He also said that there may be a need for other narcotics as well. So, I feel very comfortable with him and his willingness to do whatever is needed to help me through this. Also, he will administer amophostine but insurance companies no longer want to pay for this so it now can only be given through an I.V.,no injections as this not the approved "indication" for administering this drug. Makes the visit about 1 hour instead of 15 minutes. One way our health care system is messed up. Not an endorsement for health care reform, just an acknowledgment there are some things that need to be fixed. Also met with a general surgeon Tuesday and have decided to get the peg. The peg and port go in the 17th.I will meet with My med onco Monday, and I already know that I will be be getting Cisplatin and Fluorouracil. Also know that these ,(Chemo and rads ), will be given concurrently. Had my mask fitted today and got my stitches taken out. Go for a follow up with the oral surgeon tomorrow and then I think I'll rest a little while. So I thank everyone for helping me so far, your knowledge and real life experiences really helped me to know what I needed to ask for and about. Thanks so much everyone!!! Keep me in your thoughts and prayers, as I will do for all of you.