I met with the oncologist and he looked at my pictures of the forearm and called in a nurse. I think that he wanted the nurse to check it for infection which would mean taking off the dressing and then redressing it. But she was comfortable with the pictures that I took so we didn't need to do that.
I mentioned the arthritic symptoms and we agreed to dropping the Xeloda from 4,000 to 3,500. I get the 500 mg pills so everything is in 500 mg increments. He also suggested staying on 80% Oxaliplatin but I asked for 75% as I was worried that what happened in cycle 2 would happen again because of the cumulative nature.
Someone on another forum posted some research on 50% of Adjuvant cycles and I have to look at that but we chatted about that. But I'm at four so I need to start looking at the research as I'd like the number six for confidence and less pain. My blood work is okay and I'm getting a prescription for Zofran.
The oncologist asked me a few times if I wanted to do the infusion today so I think that he was spooked by me falling down the stairs but I do feel good enough, particularly with the reduction. The warmer temps (it's about 45 out) are a big help.
6/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/13: Stage 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/31-9/8: Xeloda 3,400 mg/day+radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/6: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/30: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
12/20: Started CapeOx