I spent the last week waiting to find out when the new treatment would start. I heard on Thursday that it would most likely start next week on 10/20/14. I talked to my gyn/onc nurse and we got chemo setup to be on each Wednesday, we will be doing Cistplatin this time. On Friday I got word that I will officially be starting radiation on Monday the 20th. So, here is the next stage of treatment:
- Monday-Friday daily pelvic radiation
- Weekly meeting with my radiation/oncologist
- Monday bloodwork to ensure I am okay for chemo
- Wednesday chemo, in addition to radiation
- At least six weeks of treatment
This week I also have a minor surgery on Friday where they will go in and replace the stent that is in my ureter. This has to occur approximately every three months to minimize risk of infection.
Looking forward to starting this next phase of treatment. It was really hard waiting for the new treatment plan to start, this feeling that I had been actively fighting this cancer for months and then just sitting and waiting while it was still there has been very hard. If I handle the radiation/chemo well I could even get released to work partial days on non-chemo days!
Paramount School of Excellence in Indianapolis, Indiana.