Topic: Port Placement on 11/5 and Chemo 11/14
Hi, I'm a 62 year old diagnosed in late May, 2013 with cholangiocarcinoma, Stage IV, inoperable, metastisis to lymph nodes, 7cm tumor, 4th ERCP stent placement, last one on 10/16, went from plastic to metal.
After about six months of postponing port placement and chemo of Cis/Gem, I sought the advice of the members on this site and had a port placed on 11/5. Chemo to start 11/14/13. I was afraid to chemo because I'm feeling fine, but I know it's just a matter of time before I go downhill.
Since installation of the metal stent on 10/16, the pressure in my abdomen is no longer there. In October I went to an amusement park and rode the roller coaster, I've been dancing twice, went to a great Halloween party. If I did not have the opinions of two doctors and didn't have the stents, I would think they made a diagnostic mistake!!! Besides fatigue I feel quite good.
I am anxious to see how the chemo affects my body. November 14th is C-Day. I'll update so that new members can get some feedback. Knowledge is Power.