That my friends will be my chemo. I found that out after visiting with my Oncologist yesterday. I will have my first treatment sometime after the new year. I still require a baseline CAT scan of my chest, abdomen and pelvis and need to have the port a cath put in, after that, it’s game on.
I am relieved to know what the plan is, now that the knowing is over with, it’s time to put it all into action.
I lost 15 lbs since my last visit to my Onc, I told Nurse Stephanie that I would lose 25 by this past October, so I’m a little late and 10 lbs shy…lol.
Since we are in the holiday season, I guess it’s time for me to eat everything there is and put on some weight before treatment starts. I hope to find out next week when my CAT scan is scheduled for and when the port with will be put in.
I will keep you posted as things move along, be well and keep smiling.
My dear Eli, I am also on the Folfox with Avastin. I did 5 treatments so far with 7 to go. You can do this! I had to get the port put back in again, now wish I’d hadn’t had it removed so quickly the first time but I didnt want that daily reminder. Lesson learned, I will leave it in until I really know I am cured.
I haven’t lost to much weight, but I am finding that I am loosing about 1-2 pounds per treatment and I don’t want to lose anymore. Eat up my friend and have a wonderful holiday!
hugs, love and prayers
Eli, the very best wishes for this next session – and last! – and meantime, eating everything there is sounds like a plan!XOXO
My Prayers are with you .Merry Christmas to you and your family .
Eli, I am not envious of you, other than the plan you have to everything you can get your hands on—I could really go for that! I’m glad, as are you, I’m sure, that the plan is in place and you now know when you’ll be starting treatment and what it will be. I have a really good feeling about all of this and know that it will knock out the nasty cells. Fight on, Warrior and have a Merry Christmas!
Love and hugs—
Brother, Sounds like your Jedi Knight name. Folfox the Fierce, defender of the realm and keeper of the health. Rocks.
We’ll be with you all the way!
Dummy me, hit the post and didn’t write anything. I’m with you Eli, I ,too, start my process in 2 weeks. Keep the good attitude and humor, it does help.
I live in Hanford. What a small world.
Where are you being treated at?
I am praying for a good year for you and all of us!
Great idea to gain some weight now! That could be fun!
Hang in there!
Just Checking in with you my friend. How is the old Folfox going? Fingers tingling yet? Do you have an add on drug? Avastin, Irenotecan sp. or Erbitux? I had all those as well curious how hard they are hitting you. What was your stage cancer the first time? My sister in law has been battling a very difficult battle with her metastatic breast cancer, we need that miracle now! Know that I am thinking about you, praying and knowing you are strong.
Love and hugs,