Jul 17, 2012 - 11:25 am
Dave had his port implanted last night, and aside from some pain this morning, it seems like the procedure went smoothly.
He heads to Hopkins this afternoon for some "tweaking" prior to radiation and chemo starting on Thursday. We found that the tumor is non-metholating, so he'll be starting on the 96 hour infusion of FU-5 and I guess cisplatin? I'm still not sure of the whole chemo protocol. But I do have a question I was hoping some of you could answer. What should we expect the first week vis a vis side effects? Do you think he would be okay to take himself to treatment on Thursday? As you'll remember, I am away at the beach, and am contemplating coming back up to take him, but if he'll be okay then he wants me to stay here. Remember we don't live together, I am his "significant other"!
After just a month we are now ready to do battle with this cancer! I'm hoping that he has a relatively easy time with the chemo and radiation, rests up, and then is ready for surgery in September. Dr. Yang at Hopkins has talked to us about the THE, but Dave wants to explore the MIE (William I know this makes you happy!) :) Dr. Yang's partner does the MIE, so we will pursue that soon.
As always, thanks for all your advice and support!