May 06, 2014 - 11:27 pm
Sorry to bring this up again, but I have searched the board for Y90 and the topic doesn't seem to be discussed that often. I decided to go down the path of the Y90 procedure, mostly because I am tired of chemo and the most recent mix-erbitux and irenotecan, was not working for me. I am scheduled to have the beads placed in one week on May 13. I just want to know if any of you have had experience with this procedure and what side effects you experienced. Did it work well for you?
I have two liver mets that they are targeting. I have been through the mapping portion of the procedure with very few issues, mostly just brushing and tenderness.
Anyone have words of advice?
update - the radiation dose is not quite right so I have been rescheduled for the 20th
UPDATE JUNE 8th - it has been just about here weeks since I had the radioactive beads implanted. In my experience, he only side effect of this procedure has been fatigue. I had the procedure on a Tuesday and I returned to work full time the following Monday. I have tried to avoid taking pain meds but have used maybe one or two daily, typically to sleep. I went for bloodwork to analyze liver function and all the results came back normal. The doctor is pleased and has ordered the beads for the second tumor. I will have that procedure the week of June 16th assuming that the radiation dosage is at the correct level.
June 20- yesterday was my second bead implant. It was a very long day due to some issues at the hospital. We left home at 9 AM and did not get back until 1 AM this morning. The procedure itself went very well. The doctor is certainly please with how the bead placement went. I am feeling very well today and expect that the main side effect this round will be fatigue just like last time. I expect to rest this weekend and go back to work Monday. In two weeks I will have a CTScan to check my liver. I am excited for the results. I am certain that I have this thing!