Feb 10, 2011 - 9:54 pm
I had a consult with the head of the thoracic radiation department on January 21. I REALLY liked him. He was thorough and confident yet, very down to earth. He has treated many mesothelioma patients with IMRT radiation to the pleura. He is cautiously optimistic that I will have a good response. It will be 30 treatments over 6 weeks; 45 minutes in duration.
I am filled with a sense of eagerness and dread all at the same time. I know you all can relate. I CAN do this. There should be no burning of the skin, thank God. I am going to DVR a lot of TV shows and stock the fridge with lots of fluids this time to avoid dehydration.
On another note, my hair is about 2 inches long and has come back ridiculously curly and pewter colored. It is taking some getting used to, but I am glad to have it.
Wonder if they will give me a box of chocolates Monday when I finish treatment? :)
A big ((Hug)) to you all,