To update. July 2010 had Dx, surgery, chemo treatment four carbo taxol, two Doxil carbo, till end of Jan 2011. Then Meggace till October when 8 cm tumor found and surgically excised, no more Meggace, then three Gemzar Carbo. Then CAT and PET where new 'hot' spots found.
Yesterday, Tuesday, went to Interventional Radiologist. Chemo has had it's day, 'good' lymph node on right side has grown and is now 'uptaker' I.e. 'hot' on PET scan. Also questionable post op site from Oct operation to remove 8 cm growth and do colon resection, seems to to show uptake too.
Anyway Radiologist suggested starting this coming Sunday with 'mapping' and in a week or two IRMT external radiation he is suggest**** five times a week for six weeks. He'll do it in horseshoe mode to get lymph nodes on both sides, even though problem just on one but also hit are near post op cervical area.
The 'good news' Onc tells me is that metastases are localized to pelvic area.
Now, warriorettes, I am looking to your combined wisdom on how to mitigate if not avoid side effects.
I am VERY concerned how my head, psyche, will handle being immobile for hour of radiation then hour break and then another hour, that is if I understood him correctly.
Can I watch my iPad?
Can I listen to my tapes? Mp3 player?