Monday, May 7, 2012

The Treatment YoYo

So today we met with the radiation oncologist to plan out the next step of my treatment. He had been in conversation with a number of doctors to see if there would be any issues in doing radiation while I am on my new drug. And basically the answer was - we don't know. This new drug is so new that there is not anything published on its interaction with radiation.

So the safe thing to do, and what he recommended, was for me to go off of the drug until I finish my radiation therapy, and then start it again.

On the drug, off the drug, on the drug, off the drug

The yo yo goes up and down.

This makes plenty of sense to me, and I agree with it, but it is not fun stopping something I am sure will help and then starting it up again.

But that's the way it goes.

So on Thursday I will get fitted for a radiation face mask. Then next week I will start 15 sessions of radiation. That is three weeks, once a day.

After the 15 sessions, I will resume the medication and see how things are going.

So that was the excitement of the day. More reflection to come tomorrow.

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