I’m well too.
Two days ago I had an other PET CT to control, how the second cycle of chemotherapy worked. The tumor shrank just a little bit more, but not that much like after the first cycle.
Now my oncologist will discuss the next steps with his colleagues — continuation of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or surgery?
I rejected the possibility to have a big thorax surgery with the removal of the whole right lung. Beside the monstrosity of such a surgery, I think the risk is too high, that the left lung could be affected later — and then I would be stuck. He did understand this very well.
But if the tumor shrinks a good piece more, a special surgery could be available: targeted through the spread ribs …
We will see.
However, I still feel confident.
Fortunately I have no pain at all!
And I don’t remember if I’ve told you: The PET CT (radioactive computer tomography) at the end of the first chemotherapy cycle showed, that my lung tumor has shrunken by half, which seems to be extremely successful. Even my oncologist was very astonished about this.
And because my cancer is on the so called State IV (which means: primary tumor which made metastasis already), they were never targeting a surgery. But now they broach it, because of this very good process.
But the prospect, that I could have a thorax surgery with the excision of the whole of one of the two lungs, doesn’t wing me in fact. :-)
Well, you have a nice program for the coming days! Enjoy it!
I went ice skating with a friend yesterday and tomorrow my mom and I are going to a rally and then Tuesday I’m going to go to see a career counselor to discuss ways to get my foot in the door an agency that counsels people.
I’ve recently changed my major from Forensic Psychology to Mental Health Counseling Psychology.
I’m very fine, my dear! Hope you too?
Have you already made an appointment for a “social event” this days?
I’m glad, that you’re on psychotherapy again!
Just today I’ve seen an interview with a “pain doctor” (specialized on neurologic induced pains), and he said, that psychotherapy is inevitable for supporting chronical pain treatments (of any kind).
And I thought that he is very right.
I feel “amazingly” well!
The last PET CT of the beginning of last week showed, that the lung cancer is shrunken to the half of its size! Even my oncologist was very amazed about it.
So the chemotherapy will go ahead. I entered already into the second cycle. And I’ve no problem with, and no harmful secondary effects!
Thank you for asking.
And how are you?
You didn’t answer anymore to my last mail concerning SOD an some specific (historic) background. Did you keep track of it? (Don’t answer here, of course!)
They’ve tried the medical route and it didn’t work for me. The doctor who did the ERCP said that I would likely need pain management therapy for the rest of my life and that if I got another bout of pancreatitis severe enough he would have to consider doing another ERCP.
I see him this July and at that time I’ll see what he says.