We were surprised to find out that I start chemo on Tuesday, April 24th...yes, this coming Tuesday!! In preparation for Tuesday, Monday is now packed with appointments and procedures. First thing Monday, at 8:00 AM we report to Pasqua admitting. The MUGA test will take place. This test checks to make sure the heart is pumping blood properly before chemo starts so there are no surprises. Then we are off the the General Hospital were a Port-a-Cath will be inserted. This device will make it easier for the chemo drugs and blood tests to be given. Once this is done, then it is off to see Dr. Souf for final approval that I am healed and ready for chemo.
The recommended chemo treatment (pre-node dissection) remains the same:
- 4 rounds of AC - once every 3 weeks for 12 weeks
- 12 cycles of Taxol - once every week for 12 weeks
Love to all, Shelley & Bob
Ps. I want to calarify that my celebration was not a PDA but a PDE (public display of excitement)!
I am hoping that I have more oppotunities to show PDE in the future. BBB