Oct 24, 2011 - 8:29 pm
Just got home from the hospital a couple hours ago. The ostomy nurses at Roswell were fantastic. They gave me lots of time to practice working with the bag, cleaning and emptying. The bag is very inconspicuous. This isn't going to be the inconvenience I thought it would.
I had a follow up with the oncologist and the pharmacist. I'm having my port installed on Nov. 1, and beginning chemo Nov 7. I'm being treated with Flourouracil (5FU) and Mitomycin, with Leucovorin for side effects. The pharmacologist said that this is "old school" treatment that has proven to be effective.
She was very open and honest with me regarding side effects. I'm pretty much guaranteed to lose my hair (which is not a major concern of mine - I love hats !!!)and will likely have issues with skin rashes and irritation. She's given me lots of literature and drug information.
I'm just ready to get this started, and get on the road to recovery.