Jesse L. Posted March 24, 2021 Share Posted March 24, 2021 Well, the initial scans/tests are done after the opening lobectomy, samples have been sent out for biomarkers testing and there is already a telephone conference set to discuss the findings on 3/31, just had my port installed today, and chemo will start the day after Easter on 4/5. I can't believe how fast it has gone; from believing nothing out of the ordinary (seemingly very healthy with not a care) to now I'm fighting an incredibly tough opponent. My initial annual scan was on 12/15 of last year and since then this just seems to have overtaken anything else in my life. As to pain I still feel about a 3 to 4 on the 10 scale on my right side from removal of my RLL on 2/25 and now I have the added pain from the port placement. Can anyone tell me how long it takes for these pains to subside? And to top it off I'm still concerned about the side affects from the Cisplatin Alimta cocktail I'll be getting for chemo. The vast majority of people I read about on here seem to get Carboplatin and not Cisplatin (from what I've heard the harsher of the two). Can anyone tell me what to expect with Cisplatin instead? I've heard such horror stories as loss of hearing and possible renal failure. I sure don't need any of that... And in the end this might happen all over again and that is what lays heavy on my mind. Yes I know that I should just live life day to day but how does a person plan any kind of vacation then? For this alone I've already had to cancel 3 planned spring fishing trips... Then again what other choice is there...not much I guess. This is hard... Deb W 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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