• Frustrated and Sad

    Asked by LiveWithCancer on Friday, August 11, 2017

    Frustrated and Sad

    On Monday, I met with my Nurse Practitioner, since my doctor is out of town. We discussed options for treatment of the growing tumor in my supraclavicular lymph node.

    While they didn't ever suggest radiation, I did. I wasn't a candidate for radiation when first diagnosed, but currently the only active tumor is (relatively) easy to access and not too huge. It made and makes great sense to me to radiate it, kill it, and move on.

    Fortunately, I saw my NP and not my doctor. She listened to me and she schedule a rush visit with radiation oncology.

    I went to see radiation oncology on Tuesday. Loved the doctor. Learned I am a candidate for radiation. He feels completely confident he can zap the tumor with no long term side effects for me.

    All good!!! I get home and send a message to my medical oncologist, telling them the results of my visit with the radiation oncologist.

    Now, I feel like I am in a tug of war. I am the tug.

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @Lorie and @RubyFaye, I talked to Bud earlier this evening. He's doing better!!! They have moved him to a regular room and are trying to wean him off of high speed oxygen (however you phrase it).

      I am heartened and cautiously optimistic.

      over 1 year ago
    • Lorie's Avatar
      Lorie

      How great was that.

      over 1 year ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I went to see Bud this morning. They are now talking about him going home early next week!!! Considering we were very worried he would die in the hospital this stay, that's very optimistic news!!

      over 1 year ago

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