lorbethm Posted November 22, 2007 Share Posted November 22, 2007 Well, it was a surprising visit in a way. She immediately latched on to the fact that my appendix had ruptured in August and we didn't know why or if it came back "clean" in the pathology report. Carcinoid usually starts in the gut, so she thinks it's very possible my lung tumors were secondary to tumors in the appendix. I had the option on taking chemo, but with the possibility that it has metastisized, I didn't feel I really had an option. I will start chemo in approximately three weeks. I have to get a specific kind of scan first (can't remember the name of it and my notes aren't right here, but it starts with an "o") and then I can start the chemo. She wants me to gain weight first. I'm down to 92 pounds and I'm 5'7". I lost most of the weight in August, but I'm only normally 116. So I will be drinking lots of protein shakes over the next two weeks. Fun. I am going to be able to get all my chemo done at home instead of having to fly down to Houston. I am very thankful for that. I will be taking four treatments and each treatment is 3 days. This is not the step I wanted. I am scared to death of chemo, but I feel I have no choice. I can't risk the fact that it "could" have been in my appendix. So, here we go. Thanks for the encouragement. Lorie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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