elnodel Posted June 23, 2004 Share Posted June 23, 2004 I wasn't able to get in touch with the LC board because of the "technical" problems, or I would have written and asked for good vibes for Len's MRI today. We got through that despite his claustrophobia--he took two xanax before we drove to the place and it WAS an open MRI -- they still put this little "helmut" on his head making him look just a bit like The Man in the Iron Mask, but he was able to do it and we came home, one more thing accomplished. Our oncologist called us two nights ago and told us he would call with the results as soon as he gets them. In the meantime, he told us that he was going to follow the thinking that had come out of the latest research and Oncology Society meetings and recommend four (Chemo) treatments instead of the three he had proposed a few weeks ago. He also spoke to a leading oncologist at Mass. Gen. about Len's case who recommended that we follow up on chemo with radiation IF Len can tolerate the whole shebang. On the one hand, it was, of course, disheartening to have the number of treatments go up. On the other hand, it was good to know that he was following up on things and keeping the latest developments in mind when it came to treating Len. So I feel we're in good hands -- and that's the best possible news we could have at the moment (except, of course, for COMPLETE CURE...dream on!) So we start on chemo this Monday. Len's a bit nervous (I'm cleverly disguising the fact that I too am just a bit on the uneasy side) but we're hoping that it goes well and does the necessary stuff. In the meantime, we're hoping for a clear MRI -- keep your fingers crossed for us! Ellen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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