Checking back in after the port has been installed and let's see I've had 7 radiation treatments now and 1 round of chemo.
The chemo was not hard to receive, and I actually felt ok that day and part of the next (Friday and part of Sat). Then it hit my bowels.... (intro scary music lol)
That was not cool, heheh, not cool at all. It felt like there was a massive plug in, followed by a lot of pressure. It took hours in the bathroom to come out, was like giving birth all over again but with no pain relief, finally the plug passed and then there was a HUGE volume of fluid and air, and then it started over again. Getting thru the resectioned part was the worst I think. I passed out for a few hours near the bathroom and then was up again with the big D during the night many times. That was Saturday eve into Sunday, so now I'm up again and back at it. I'm actually glad I got the chemo, it was not fun but my insides feel better and these 'masses' feel smaller plus I can breath well this week thanks to the rad.
So - it is do-able and though its not exactly fun I can definitely say there is some improvement in health. I'd not like to put my poor intestines through this again, but I know they will get better as this all moves along. Another 5 weeks of treatment and my hope is that this will just all be on it's way to gone
Just wanted to stop in and say HELLO and I'm still here and thank everyone who is reading along or has thrown down those very important words of encouragement!