Of course, I was curious if it had anything to do with my original scan showing issues in the Mesentery and Iliad areas. However, no doctor seems that concerned about it, so I am hoping I shouldn't be too. I think every doctor has the attitude that if any extra things are cancer then the chemo will get it. That doesn't really make me feel better. I think I would rather know one way or another. Yet, it is more like every doctor here feels like they don't have to investigate issues, but just medicate them.
After some general background medical talking and a breast exam, the Radiation Oncologist went over the basics of my treatment plan. It seems it will be similar to 10 years ago. Probably 7 weeks of radiation. It will focus on the lymph nodes and breast area. The main difference is I will have to take a deep breath and hold it in - it is at that point that the radiation will happen. The machine will be able to tell when I am expanding my lungs or not and know when to radiate me. The deep breaths will expand my lungs and open up the area to avoid radiating my heart. And that sounds necessary! I guess I didn't think about my heart - but it is on the left side which is where my cancer is this time. I am glad to have some general information about what he would do. It will also be good to compare it to what MD Anderson would do.
For now, another week with a ton of doctor's appointments is over. When I look ahead, next week is pretty slow in comparison but the very busy MD Anderson appointments is barely over a week away... and that week will be exhausting.
Also, here are my art journal drawings from while IN CHEMO TREATMENT and WEEK 2 - hope you enjoy!