[MOL] Donna, you are incredible [00950] Medicine On Line


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[MOL] Donna, you are incredible



Just keep it up and you will beat this thing many times over.

When would you like to meet?

Cyber Hugs

Suzanne



At 05:15 PM 9/9/98 EDT, you wrote:
>Bill,
>
>My chemo treatments are carboplatin and taxol.  Once a week for 8 weeks.
>Today was the 5th week. 
>And a total of 30 radiation treatments.  I have done 24 so far.   
>
>Yes, I did have difficulty breathing and quite a bit of chest pain a few
weeks
>ago. My upper right lobe had caved in due to the size of the tumor.  It was
>cutting off air to the upper right lobe.  They suggested doing another
>bronchoscopy to insert a "shint" in an effort to provide air to the upper
>lobe.  I asked if the pain would go away and they said eventually.  Within 2
>days the radiation and chemo kicked in and the tumor began to shrink. The
pain
>then subsided. 
>
>Have they suggested removing your tumor surgically?  Is that possible? Have
>you received information from the National Cancer Institute yet?
>1-800-4-CANCER?  Normally they prefer to remove the tumor prior to radiation
>and chemo.  In my case they have no choice.  Only a few thoracic surgeons
will
>perform surgery after radiation due to scar tissue build up.  There is only a
>6 to 8 week window following radiation to perform surgery due to the scar
>tissue.  I see the thoracic surgeon the day after my last radiation visit.  I
>have told myself I WILL HAVE THIS SURGEY.  so far my body is cooperating.
>
>Take care, donna   
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