Aug 17, 2012 - 2:08 pm
Dave's doctor discontinued the 5FU yesterday, saying it had been 4 weeks, the affects of it are 99% complete on eradicating the tumor if it indeed has (won't know for sure until PET mid-September)and that the side effects were doing him more harm than good at this point. We are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel for this first phase of treatment. He's going to have a rough weekend with just having had his final oxaliplatin yesterday, but just 2 more radiation treatments on Monday and Tuesday of next week. He's DONE, barring some unexpected complications, so don't want to get too complacent, until surgery in October.
For those just starting the chemo and radiation regiment, it's tough, but you'll make it through. Just keep the faith!