Went to the dr yesterday. Mom will start Oxaliplatin next week and also Xeloda, which she can do at home. She will then go in for Oxaliplatin every 3 weeks for 9 weeks. The dr said that the tumors didn't grow, but they also didn't shrink before, so please keep your fingers crossed. Today has been really hard for me, I feel sort of defeated. I feel selfish saying that, since I am not even the patient, I am just so sad. I am just so worried. I have to get a handle on this and be strong for Mom. Surgery is pretty much out of the option, since there are three different spots. They would have to break her breastbone to get to one of the lymph nodes, so Mom was totally against that idea. The dr also didn't feel liky Cyber Knife would be beneficial since the lymph nodes are in different spots, so that meant that there are probably other spots which aren't showing up yet. She said that chemo is the best route. She was positive about things though, saying that she treats cancer as a chronic illness, like any other illness that you have to treat with medication. I am trying to keep my spirits up.
Thanks for reading. Big hugs to everyone!