Hi all my fibro family, Thanks so much for all of your support just knowing you are all with me on this new journey makes it easier to travel.
Yesterday was a very busy day for me. I was at the Cancer Doctor at 8:20 in the morning and believe me I am not a morning person lol. Anyhow this is what the game plan is. On Tuesday I will be having outpatient surgery to put a port in so that I dont have to get stuck with different needles each time. They can just use this port to put the drugs into and it is under the skin so not all that noticeable. Then on Thursday I will see my cancer dr. again and from there I will go get my first chemo treatment. They are going to use two different kinds to try to shrink down the cancer it the chemo works well they will then do pin point radiation to try and kill the remainder. Then I will have to be on maintenance pills to prolong its coming back. This all happens if the chemo is a success and being as I am trying to think only positive thoughts I didnt ask about what happens if the chemo doesnt work. He did confirm that it is stage 4 and he also gave me the new that I will definitely lose my hair. I wont dare go outside on a windy day because I have ears like dumbo the elephant and would probably fly away. lol
Well from there We went and talked to the surgeon who is going to be putting in the port she was very nice and explained that they will be putting it on the right side which is the worst in case during the surgery the lung collapses I will still have the better lung on the left. More lung issues to look forward too lol.
From there it was down to the lab for bloodwork. That needle didnt hurt going in but I was surprised how much it hurt coming out. Yikes. After that it was to pre registration and then we had to see another nurse. She said they should do an ekg and I said I dont think so, as by this time I was more than ready to leave the clinic. She said they will probably do one on Tuesday before the surgery I said that was fine just couldnt do it today.
Finally got out of there at 12:30, went and got something to eat as both hubby and I were starving by this time.
Then at 3:00 we had to be at the Social Security Office to talk to them about keeping hubbies disability. We told her that Charles has cut down hours and is even taking a leave of absence when my chemo starts. She is going to try to help us. I sure hope she can because without his disability we have nothing.
Anyhow we got done there at 4 and at 4:45 I had to be at the MRI place for a brain scan. The cancer doctor said that alot of times lung cancer will jump to the brain and that doesnt show up on a petscan. Good thing Im not claustrophobic. lol I did find out some good news there, I actually do have a brain, believe me I asked. lol
After that it was back home and by this time I was exhausted, One good thing is that the two sons who are out of town came home last night for the weekend. They are so worried with being gone all the time but I dont want them to put their life on hold for me. I know they love me and thats enough.
Sorry this is so long so moderators if you need to you can shorten it. Love you all
I just fixed your subject line. I didn't touch your post....much too inspiring!
Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 8/13/2010 9:18:05 AM (GMT-6)