Aug 30, 2010 - 10:43 pm
Hello all, hope things are good with everyone.
I met with my Radiation Doc last week and met with my Chemo Doc today. We have the final plan and am ready to do some serious battle with Mr. C.
I am having both sides of my neck radiated starting Sept. 8th. 6 weeks M-F. The Chemo portion will be 3 doses of Cisplatin over the same 6 week period of time. On the 10th I will go back to the hospital to have a Hoen Catheter inserted.It is a double lumen subclavian line to adminster the chemo and other fluids through. Each dose of chemo will be given and 2 additional days spent back at the facility receiving large amounts of IV fluids and other drugs to fend off nausea and vomiting as well as to help with mouth sores. These will be 3 very long days hooked up to the tubes. I will pick up another drug called Flucoazol(hope i spelled that right) to try to finally get rid of the thrush. The nystatin did nothing. Lastly i will also take a drug called Caphasol Mouth Solution that I can swish and spit up to 8 times a day if needed to combat the mouth sores.They will also set me up for a hearing test to monitor any potential hearing loss I may have. My Doc did tell me that 1 in 3 of his patients that receive Cisplatin cannot finish 3 treatments due to the side effects and would have to finish with a different drug. I am currently taking a once a day injection of Lovenox for my newly diagnosed DVT's i have in both legs for the next 90 days. I know they said i would bruise easy, but you should see the bruise on my AC vein on my left arm after I was stuck with the smallest Butterfly Needle available. It looks like I have been stuck in the same site a hundred times or more.
Thanks to all of you people who have replied with allot of good usefull information as well as just to lend an ear so I could vent.
Good health and long living to each and every person on this site.