Here's the follow-up to the cat-scan I had back on October 13...
The chemotherapy did absolutely NOTHING to cure the cancer I have.
To get technical for those of you who want to know, the chemo that didn't work was called "Oxaliplatin". I was on this for 6 months, and was basically a waste of time.
There is a second form of chemotherapy they could use, but they didn't have any in stock, and they had to check to see if my government insurance would take it.
This second form of chemotherapy is called "Irinotecan", and has been approved by the insurance as of Yesterday (October 25, 2011.
I will be starting Irinotecan for the first time on October 27 at 11:15 AM MST/PDT. Overall, this round will be a little gentler (I don't know what that means though...), but it will be guaranteed that I will lose my hair with this chemotherapy, so I will be going bald this time around.
I also take other types of medications before the main part of the chemotherapy is given to me. They are called "Avastin", "Laucovorin" and "Fluorouracil" also known as 5-FU (insert whatever FU part of what you want, but it is really called 5-FU)
All these medications is what takes 3.5 to 4 hours to take, and keeps me inactive for so long.
In an unreleated story, I tried to wean myself off the Oxycodone thinking that I didn't need it anymore. I was wrong. My chest pain has returned like it did when I was first experiencing the pain for the first time, so I have to go back on it. In addition, My nausea has come back as well. Needless to say it's going to take a while for me to get back on Skype.
In summary, things haven't gone so well, but I'm trying to hold on, because if this chemotherapy doesn't work, then I won't know what to do. I've already been confirmed that I can't have radiation, even if I wanted to (but I wouldn't).
Let's just see what happens this go around. I don't know if this will take the remaining 6 treatments I have, or if have to start over at 12. I guess time will only tell...