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Tom, Thanks so much for sharing that there were changes during your treatment also. I've been concerned about that at times, but I really like both my Oncologists and have no desire to change. They are at the same hosputal and meet together on a regular basis with one another and my Pulmonologist. My breast cancer treatment was just so straightforward. It was laid out first visit with my Med. Oncologist and went like clock work. I'm learning that this lung cancer is a very different beastie. During my set up for SBRT I didn't itch (thankfully) but my hands go to sleep from being held immobile over my head for so long. Same when I have a P.E.T. scan. Already know and love my Radiation Techs. They are wonderful, caring, cheerful team. Makes a big difference. Judy M
It is to be whole lung. I have ordered wedge pillow from amazon , good idea. The VA is going to provide home health care. They have in the past with heart attack I had.
They installed handrails in the bathroom shower and toilet.
Thanks for your insight. Finding the little things that bring me joy are something I look forward to every day.
I was fortunate to have both my radiation oncologist and medical oncologist in the same practice. Their offices were closely located and they collaborated on designing and modifying my treatment plan. I recall plan changes both before and after treatment started. During my 30-day conventional radiation (not sure what they called it 13 years ago), my daily dose time was reduced after my mid-treatment scan; the radiation oncologist said the tumor was shrinking faster than they predicted. I hope you have a similar experience.
The SBRT should fry the small guys (it worked for me), and the conventional radiation combined with chemotherapy should deal with the second (apparently larger tumor). I had absolutely no side effects from SBRT. The only difficulty was not being able to scratch the itch that always happened 4 minutes into an immobile 15 minute session (Murphy's Law).
Stay the course.