I just pm'd you with some questions before I saw this.
I have mucinous adenocarcinoma. I was diagnosed as stage II (that was before the a, b staging), I had chemo/radiation and then surgery. I wanted adjuvant chemo but they didn't do it back then for stage II. Then about a year and a couple of months later I five lymph nodes show positive and 2 lung nodules. They did a bronchoscopy to biopsy the lung nodules but they were to small and they couldn't get a specimen, they were able to biopsy a lymph node and it was positive for the same cancer. So, we can't be a hundred percent sure if the lung nodules were cancerous or not and they disappeared with the first PET scan and haven't been back since (that's been about a year). When I was first diagnosed I read that mucinous adenocarcinoma was more agressive than adenocarcinoma. I guess the mucinous factor makes it go from place to place easier.
It sounds like Dick and I are similar, I've had about 20 rounds of chemo I guess, 21 on Monday. It sounds like he's doing pretty good. I was too up until this round of oxi I just started again. This one has been wiping the energy right out of me and the last treatment I was SICK for 9 days and on day 1 my throat closed up in the middle of the night. That was really scarey. I don't even want to go and do chemo on Monday but I will and hopefully it will be better if he runs it slower and I don't take the calcium and magnesium (my heart rate went up into the 130's and I had chest pain).
So, I guess that's my story. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Tell me Dick's story.
Chemo, radiation, 20 mo. chemo, IMRT, cyberknife, 6/11 lobectomy.
1/16 resection perm. colostomy intraop. rad.
PET 2/12 nose, thyroid, liver, lngs
Lord I know You'll keep me here until
you know I cannot suffer any longer!