Start of Radiation

Posted in From Al & Libbie, Updates at 8:52 pm by Libbie

Just a very brief update from the last couple days:

We’ve had four doctor’s appointments in the last 36 hours, so it’s been busy. We saw a radio-oncologist at our local hospital yesterday morning, then had a follow-up appointment in the afternoon to begin to set up a program of whole-brain radiation. Today we saw our oncologist at Penn and then had another appointment at the local hospital, at which they finished the preparation for radiation and gave Al his first dose. He said he felt a little funny afterwards but that that might all be in his head (well, obviously it’s in his head, but you know what he means…). His treatments will be 5 days a week for three weeks.

Friday’s CT scan showed that two of the three tumors in Al’s lungs are definitely growing, but that the rest of his chest, abdomen and pelvis are clear of melanoma. That’s better news than we were expecting, so we’re thankful.

I’d love to write more, but I have to run and do the mom’s taxi thing. More another time…



1 Comment »

  1. judi said,

    September 13, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    libbie, i can’t help this week,but if someone needs a ride somewhere in the next month or so, please let me know???


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