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    Just finished with my lung surgeon. He said I was good to start my next journey which is radiation and chemo pills for my colon cancer. He said he was sure he got all the cancer and with taking the chemo pills will further help. Took another CT scan and all looked good that it hasn't spread further. So now I start Oct. 9th with the radiation and chemo pills. Still holding GOD's hand and praying everything will go smoothly and with not much side affects.

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      JaneA

      I had the chemo pill and 28 days of radiation for my rectal cancer. Honestly, it was the easiest part of my treatment for Stage IV rectal cancer. I had a rectal cancer met in my lung - had SBRT radiation for that. I took a nausea pill every morning. Never had nausea or other side effects. Used Aquaphor twice a day on my bum as directed. Best wishes to you.

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    Just returned home from the hospital today. Was so thankful to be home again. Never thought they would let me come home. I was doing good in recovering and doing everything that was required of me. My lung wouldn't release the air that aquired inside from surgery and then I had air escaped under my skin, blew up like a puffy fish and the nurses called me crispers. My skin had bubbles and crackled when you touched it.Inserted a wound vat to pull the air out from under my skin. Said that this happens to maybe a few people. Me, I had to be the one. Felt like I was never going to get to come home. I hated being there. The food, yuk and they gave me diabetes food, pricked my fingers more then I ever do and the blood pressure machine hated me. Always put me through three pressures before reading my blood pressure. Not having privacy and always being woke up every few hours. But finally after 15 days I got to come home. Now I start chemo and radiation for the colon cancer and then back to the hospital for surgery again. This scares me as the time to be released is always longer then they say and I hate the thought of going through the hospital stay again.

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    Results are in for my lung biopsy. Not only do I have colon cancer I also have non-small cell lung cancer. Go to my oncologist in 5 days and will find out what we are planning.

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    Just wanted to vent to someone about what is going on with me. Don't want to tell my team, my husband and daughter in law how I am feeling right now. Waited all this time for the appointment with the Pulmonary Doctor that I was referred to because of this mass on my left lung that they found in doing another test on me. So they sent me to her to do a bronchoscopy. But I found out that she is know referring me to a Cardiologist that actually does the procedure. So now I need a appointment with this doctor to tell me when the bronchoscopy can be done. The mass in my lung is on the left side. They don't know what it is but it is over 9cm. and don't think it is from the colon cancer and said that were it is, is un- operable. Everything else is all set to go with dealing with the colon cancer but things keep getting postpone because of other complications. Why couldn't they have me seen by the doctor who was going to do this procedure. l don't know were I am right now.
    I am so stressed and so disappointed. Trying to be good and trying to quit smoking ( so hard to cope with the unknown makes me smoke more) I feel like I am in the twilight zone.Trying to go for my walks and not eating sugar. I just don't know sometimes if this is worth it. To give up all I enjoy and all the money involved and if I live ( no guarantees ) longer. Sometimes I ask myself if this is worth it. I do want to live I just feel so lost right now.