Lymph node was removed Tuesday and I had chemo today. Biggest "problem" was having three people ask me the same questions before surgery - ones that were on a form that no one asked if I had completed. When I asked about that, the answer was, "Most people don't remember to complete it so we don't ask for it." No stitches - they glued me back together. No pain afterwards,but taking antibiotics. There were two nodes they could have used, picked the one farther from the aorta and a nerve. This node had grown perceptibly over the last 14 months so it was a good candidate.
This is from update I sent my family about getting tissue to send to FoundationOne: "..., getting three hospital systems, two oncologists, a surgeon, and a test lab to move in the same direction is like herding cats. Not to mention all the support people who actually get the work done."
I will post whatever I learn from FoundationOne.
Does anyone have something that works for them to get platelet count up? Mine was 139 late last week but down to 84 today. Had to cut back on my dosages.
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