Aug 02, 2012 - 10:26 am
54 yr old male, Diagnosed on the 12th of April 2012 with Stage 4 NSCLC WITH BONE METZ TO T-6 verterbre. Had radiation 20 treatments, then started chemo, only had 1 of 6 rounds of chemo (1 round = 21day cycle, 1st day Gemzar & carbo, 8th day Gemzar) on the 16th day of the first cycle found a 10cm tumor wrapped around my rib. Stopped chemo and had 10 more radiations treatments. Went to Dr. yesterday and he said that the Gemzar & carbo coctail was not working and a tumor grew, so we are to start Taxotere on the 8th. 5 rounds of a 21 day cycle. 1st day Taxotere then wait 21 days before next treatment. Has anyone used Taxotere????? Just dont know what to do! I have a very positive attitude, it is what it is....Dr said before I started the first chemo that I had 6-8 months with no chemo and I have a 50% chance I will be here in 2 years if I do chemo. Did not want to find out yesterday what the odds were when he changed the coctail. I am not going to let this get me down. But would like to get so feed back from others. My wife and son(24yrs old) are very supportive. My son got engaged to his girlfriend on the 3rd of December 2011.(they have been together for 6years). What I am asking ( or my son has asked) should they go ahead an plan a wedding sooner than later. (They were planning on getting married October 2013)I just dont want to miss being his BEST MAN. We are so very close. What are yall's thoughts on this?