Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Chemo Tomorrow… Ouch!

Time flies when you’re having fun. Has it really been just two weeks since they last stuck a needle in my arm, 3 times? It seems like just yesterday. This will be the first of two rounds for chemo cycle 8. The next round will be the following week. I saw in my online schedule that my doctor has scheduled a cycle 9, but we had only talked about doing this through cycle 8, so I’m a bit dismayed by this showing up on my schedule. I’ll clear this up with him when I see him next week. I also felt a small lump and had some minor pain right where they did my surgery 3 months ago under my right jaw area for the past 4 days. The lump and pain are gone today, but that put me in a foul mood for a few days. I contacted my chemo doctor about it today and he said not to worry about it. For some reason, that made me feel a bit better.

I’m continuing to investigate the IPT approach that I wrote about 3 blog entries ago. I’ve begun talking to some doctors in the US who perform this therapy. I doubt I’ll do anything with it other than be prepared to go the next step prior to my scans and their results in late September. Other than that, it’s the SOS (same old stuff). Reading, watching golf (great match last Sunday), helping around the house, etc.

That’s it for today. Take care everyone.

1 comment:

dave said...

Hello Ed,
Just read your post to Leroy's column from Tuesday, my post to Leroy is just below yours.
I have personal experience with IPT and would be glad to share my thoughts and experiences with you.
Bottom line - it worked as advertised - kept my tumors stable and delivered no side effects.
The only reason I'm not still doing it is that I've found a better, longer-term solution and I'm now at the Freeport, Bahamas clinic receiving treatment.
If you'd like to talk further, email me your phone number at dave@hahnlink.us and I'll call you back when I'm at the VOIP line here.