Apr 15, 2012 - 4:30 am
I've got my first PET/CT since starting FOLFOX this Tuesday. I've just completed the 4th round of FOLFOX and I feel better on this chemo and the pain has dropped to almost nothing so I am hopeful. As always, prayers and good thoughts appreciated.
It's been a tough couple of weeks. My port became infected and had to be removed. My surgeon removes it using a local in his office. I wasn't completely numb so it hurt like hell. He offered more and I told him I was fine and to just get it out of there. The assistant who dressed it was new and didn't wait until the dermabond dried to put on the dressing so when I pulled the dressing off today, I pulled all of the dermabond off so I started bleeding. I had a PIC put in to receive my chemo while we wait for the port site to heal so a new one can be installed. It's been in a little over a week and still hurts quite a bit.
Like I said, tough couple of weeks but that's why they call it Fighting Cancer and not Treating Cancer, right?
Take care everyone!