Wednesday, September 29, 2010

No Treatment Tomorrow

Today I have been feeling a lot better but I still had to go to the hospital for some lab work. We found out that my bilirubin count was way up and my radiation treatment has to be postponed until it comes back down again. They will hydrate me Friday and recheck my labs on Monday. If all is good then they will schedule my treatment for later next week. We were very lucky that we found out about my bilirubin today because if I would have waited to get my labs done tomorrow morning, the results wouldn't have come back in time to stop the procedure. If they would have done the procedure, it would have killed me. I guess I should listen to my wife more often when she tells me to call the doctor.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

And the pain continues

I dont know if I got sick or if my system is just fighting the Cancer but Sunday afternoon I started feeling sick and weak and by the evening I was running a fever and vomiting and aching. Monday was worse. I had a fever of 104 but today the fever broke and I am starting to feel a bit better. Just weak but better.

This is good because Thursday I have to go in for my Therasphere treatment. Not looking forward to it but will do what I can to stop the tumor from growing.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Well I had the mapping Friday and I have been in bed almost the entire time since. It hurt for some reason this time. Not sure why but they said it went well and they are scheduling the treatment for two weeks from now.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Another Round of Therespheres


the last doctor visit I had, he said that they decided that they wanted to treat the one tumor on my Liver that has grown a bit so this Friday I am heading in (very early) for the first half of the procedure. It is called the "mapping" it is where they will knock me out and put a camera inside my femoral artery and feed it up to my liver and look around for the Tumor and see where and how they can treat it.

Then the next step is to go back and have the treatment done soon after, maybe a week or so. The treatment is basically the same as the mapping except when they are in there, they will push the radiation beads into my liver and onto the Tumor.

The treatment is pretty much painless but it does mean that I cant lift anything for several days and it does make me a little weak for a day or two. Life should return to normal after that.
Wishing me luck....