Last week my husband underwent chemoembollization on the right lobe of the liver. This procedure was done by "drug alluding spheres" a fairly new process, and the procedure is a targeted chemo that is fairly contained in the liver area. The follow up was needlesslly rough on him.. The pain started approx 12 hrs later and because the hospital let it get ahead of him ( long typical hospital story) it took him awhile to get on his feet again ( 2 1/2 days). He is home now -and has been very very tired, a little pain ( mainly from constipation from the meds), mild nausea, and after seeing our oncologist today we have hopes that these procedures will get easier ( he will have it done again in 6 weeks and possibly a 3rd time -big tumor) and do what they are supposed to do...blast the sucker from the inside out, so we can get good liver tissue back and possible resection.
If any of you have had this procedure -would be interested in your feedback, if you need more info on it ( nothing much online), I can tell you that this is meant to contain and reduce the growth of the cancer. So far, it has been a bit rough on him but not too bad, am most people seem to sail through it after a few days.
Will post again to let you know how it is working out for him.