AGE 70, Still Standing November 2016 - Just adding an updated photo to my blog. I made it through all the (January/February 2016) cancer radiation/chemo treatments and have had a couple good reports through PET scans and PAP tests since my last radiation treatment February . I do still have some kidney issues as a result of either the original tumor or the treatments. I am not really clear on all of that. Anyway, I thought this would be a good time to record all of the procedures I have been through. It is just for my personal records since the paper I have them noted on seems to keep getting lost. My original cancer diagnosis came in October of 2015. Since then I have been subjected to the following hospital procedures, most of which required anesthesia (in bold). The Nephrostomy and PIC Line were placed under a local.......
Daily Radiation (5X week) started 1/5/2016 and ended 2/23/16)
Chemo once a week began 1/6/2016 with last dose on 2/11/16 - I think one treatment was cancelled because of kidneys. I also had a lot of infusions during this period, but didn't really track them. They usually followed the radiation treatments with some extras thrown in after the external radiation ended. I think the PIC line was in until April sometime because of additional hydration treatments.
11/19/15 - Cold Knife Biopsy
11/23/15 - PET Scan
12/24/15 - Left Stent
1/05/15 - PIC Line inserted
1/28/16 - Internal Radiation
2/01/16 - Bilateral Stents
2/04/16 - Internal Radiation
2/12/16 - Internal Radiation
2/18/16 - Internal Radiation
2/25/16 - Internal Radiation
4/15/16 - Bilateral Stents
7/11/16 - Bilateral Stents
8/23/16 - PET Scan
8/25/16 - Flat X-ray of Kidneys
8/29/16 - Nephrostomy Tube & Bag
10/18/16 - Bilateral Stents, Neph tube removed
Well, that's it for now. I will be receiving a call Mid January for my next Stent Replacement surgery.
No wonder my eyes show a little of the strain! Not quite myself but feeling better and better.