BeachGirl Posted July 9, 2020 Share Posted July 9, 2020 Hi to everybody! Just needing some pick me up in this long game of NSCLC. Husband was diagnosed in April 2010, stage IV squamous NCSLC. Tumor in RUL & LLL. 4 cycles of cisplatin & gemzar. surgery 2011 to remove RUL, next lobectomy to remove LLL in March 2011. All good. 2013. Nodule appears in right lung. 4 zaps of SRS. 2017 another nodule in the right, SRS again. All good thereafter. Now, April 2020. CT of chest showed tops of kidneys. Weird. CT of abdomen ordered. Surprise. Bilateral masses on kidneys. Biopsy performed. First one negative, 2nd biopsy squamous cell, just like lung and some lymph nodes “glowed” on the PET scan, between 1.7 & 4.9 SUV, some uptake in kidneys, no SUV value. So, here we are 10 good years later and starting chemo again. Same stuff cisplatin & gemzar. Same schedule. Cisplatin day 1, Gemzar days 1&8, rest, repeat. Waiting on molecular studies of tissue samples. I’m just overwhelmed starting over, especially when there isn’t a set number Of cycles To count down to a supposed finish line. PET scan after 3-4 cycles to see if it’s working. It did work well 10 years ago, so we’re optimistic. It’s the no international travel or vacations while on chemo cycles that just really brought me down because they aren’t saying that chemo will ever end. Never mind COVID And it’s effects on travel. Just nice to have something to look forward. As my husband says, it’s just clear air turbulence, a bump in the road. I’m the worrier of the household. Hahaha. Thanks for letting me vent. cheers to all the fighters! Tracy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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