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Archive for July 23rd, 2009

Upcoming Appointments

For those of you who want to know what’s scheduled to happen when with treatment, here’s a list of my upcoming appointments and procedures.  (By the way, I’ve learned already that these things are subject to change quickly).

  • Wed 8/5 @ 9:00 – Ultrasound at UNM in Albuquerque (this is to help “stage” the cancer)
  • Fri 8/7 @ 9:30 – PET Scan @ X-ray Associates in Santa Fe (another piece used in “staging”)
  • Wed 8/12 @ 10:30 – Office Visit w/Dr. Fekrazad @ Cancer Center in Santa Fe (he’s the chemo guy)
  • Wed 8/12 @ 11:30 – “Chemotherapy Teaching Session” w/nurse @ Cancer Center
  • Wed 8/12 @ 1:00 – “CT Simulation” @ Cancer Center (to create a mold of my pelvis for use in radiation treatment)
  • Mon 8/17 @ 10:00 – Out-patient surgical procedure @ St. Vincent’s Hospital to have the chemotherapy “port” placed (near collar bone)
  • Wed 8/19 @ 10:30 – 1st Chemotherapy Treatment (4.5 hrs) simultaneous w/ first Radiation Treatment

Thereafter: Radiation every day (5 days per week) for 5-1/2 weeks, simultaneous w/ weekly chemo treatments

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