Colon Cancer Sucks Ass

Thursday, September 29, 2005

My First Oncology Appointment

First off, I apologize to all of you who have been checking for updates. I'm going to make every effort to update on a regular basis.

I had my first oncology appointment on Monday. Despite being one of those things that you never want or expect to go through, it went surprisingly well. I really liked my oncologist. He won major points by not going over my prognosis again. I didn't really want to dwell on the idea that my cancer is uncurable. He knew that it had been difficult to hear the first time and said that we could just go on from there and talk about what we can do. By the time I met with him, he had already spoken with the colon cancer specialist and found a possible clinical trial for me. He also sent in people to work on my Medi-cal application and my disabilty paperwork.
I can't start chemotherapy until I have finished healing from surgery. One of the drugs I will be taking can cause bleeding and slow wound healing. Until then, we're working on pushing through paperwork and getting everything in order.

I'm off to Vegas this weekend, but I'll post about my proposed treatment next week.


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