Topic: No Tarceva/CT Scan / 3-D IMRT Monday
Made an unannounced visit to my Oncologist today. Decided some of my symptoms needed to be dealt with now instead of October. Lower back and side pain that increases of morphine is not doing the trick. It seems as though EFT gives me more relief than narcotics. Along with the pain, is my entire body jerks like I've been zapped with 110volts of elctricity. Only happens when I move the wrong way. My wife says I jerk once or twice almost every night. Also after prolong sittiing, an hour or so, I have to drag my right leg to get it to wake up, if I don't sit just right. I/We suspect the tumor I had tickling my spine about a year ago has decided to make a move and grow a little and is putting pressure on my spinal cord roots again. So it's time to fry them cancer critters again. He did ask if I was going to try chemo again and offered tarceva. I told him radiation and pain relief first and I would still consider chemo but probally not tarceva. So if i'm reading my body right ,I'll be freen of this pain and symptoms by the end of next week, if things go as they did last time. Off to the lean mean heat machine. Oh lainy if your reading this I did find another doctors opinion on the cyberknife forum, about how they use regular radiation first to soften tumors up for the kill by the cyberknife. The blog said regular radiation is not enough to kill the cancer, but weakens it so that cyberknife can finish the job. So I would assume what they are doing with Teddy is kinda a protocol a lot od radiologist are using. It made me feel good when I read that, as the first thing I thought,was their doing Teddy right!
Cheerio for Now,