susie0915 wrote:I had my surgery 9/9 was suppose to start chemotherapy the 3rd week of October. Since I had my blockage October 7 and was in the hospital for 3 1/2 weeks and had surgery I wasn't able to start chemo until December 7. I don't know if that's too long after surgery, no one ever said anything to be about having to start by a certain time period after my resection. I'm sure the doctor will be sure you begin when necessary.
Four weeks seemed to be "the thing" as I've seen so many people on that schedule but I'm sure that it's not written in stone. Stuff (floods, hurricanes, power outages, snowstorms) happen.
I have an appointment with the oncologist on November 30. They don't have a waitlist function in their software but they said that I could call next week to check for appointments that open up. The only minor headache would be getting the Xeloda pills from the mail-order pharmacy that my insurance company uses. That is if the adjuvant chemo is only Xeloda. If it's Oxy or something else, then I'll have to use the local hospital or the relatively local DFCI in New Hampshire.