Dec 13, 2012 - 6:36 pm
It's been a week since I've written on this board. I met both my chemo and radiation oncologist this week, plus had a final MRI to rule out a spot on my liver and got my tatoos. I have had a total of 4 scans plus an hour and a half in the MRI tube since this all started. What a feeling it has been to sit there in those scans and then wait for the results. I am blessed and reassured that my final MRI yesterday measured my tumor at 1.4 centimeters, which cleared me for treatment for stage one and not stage 2 which the doctor explained is the difference between lying on my stomach or lying on my back frog style and would increase the treatment area.
My chemo and radiation are set to start on the 20th with a dry radiation run on the 19th. I feel like I have a pretty fair arsenol of knowledge thanks to this site. I will have a fanny pack for part of the chemo and the will send a home nurse to me to take it off since the removal date will fall on Christmas Eve. The radiation nurse couldn't really tell me anything that I hadn't already heard here. I'm sure I'll have questions along the way. I guess we are all in this together. The nurse tried to talk to me about the awkwardness of this disease but thanks to you all, I'm over it. I just want to get started and get thru it. Talk to you soon.