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I believe when we first got the results of biopsy we met with the Pulmonologist first and then the oncologist separately the next day, but his are in different buildings. Once they get results I’m sure they will get you in to start treatments within the next week. I totally understand wanting to get started! Waiting is the difficult part. All his infusions were done in the Cancer Center, outpatient. The first day we would meet with the oncologist, he would get blood work and all 3 drugs were infused so it was the longest day (about 4 hours). The next 2 days the infusions went much faster and we would only be there about 2 hours. He felt fine afterwards and would walk around the parking lot for exercise.
I think both of our state of minds have been a roller coaster. I am the talker, planner, research gatherer and he keeps everything in, but that’s always been us. In between treatments what he really enjoyed doing was planning our next camping adventure! He started a YouTube channel “Truck Camping Living Life” and has been teaching himself how to upload and splice together some of our trips. Unfortunately we had to cancel the last one as our weather is getting too unbearable with the heat and humidity and it affects his breathing.
On my recent visit to GP, she discussed the joy of turning 50. She did suggest LC screening along with the magic colonoscopy year and of course add menopause to the mix…ha!