been a long few wks. Nicholas is doing well and has been home for the past wk and I am back to work at both jobs so not much time online.
So far no issues with fatigue or dumping, very little reflux. Eating is going well except for a piece of salmon that was gagged back up. Hopefully no stretch will be needed.
Saw surgeon for x-ray and follow up yesterday and he had the pathology results back.
Margins clean but live cells in tumor and 5 of 18 nodes were positive. We knew post op chemo was in the cards but I was thinking only 1 or 2 nodes. So not sure how to take this news. Better they got them out than to find on next scan.
So now chemo regimen is on my mind. Hubby had cisplatin, epirubicin and xeloda but best results were seen in the first 2 rounds and even with a higher dose the second rounds were not as successful. (the 10 wk wait for surgery didn't help either). Does anyone know of a possible better combo of chemo for post op. The surgeon mentioned that success is better on cells before tumor is formed so that should take care of anything not seen.
Even with surgery being over I still have alot of anxiety.
wife of Nicholas
dx jun 2011 T2N2M0
laprascopic THE jan 26/12