So, that is the succinct summary of my bone scan report, as communicated to me by my surgeon when he called this morning to schedule my new PowerPort. He thought tomorrow (2/1/11) at 9am would work, and wondered if that would fit my schedule. :-) Nothing quite like moving quickly! So, I report to the OR tomorrow at 7:30am. The port will be installed in my left upper chest, and we will use that device to ease delivery of chemotherapy drugs and CT scan contrast agents to my heart for whole-body redistribution. These things are SO MUCH easier than the arm-poke method.
What happens after that? Well, I take a nap and have a sore chest. I schedule and attend a consultative meeting with the liver surgeon at OHSU, and then the first rounds of chemo begin. He will be closely monitoring the effect of the chemo on the tumors... we want them to shrink, but not too much. Then we resection those bad guys. Then we bathe my insides in more chemicals. I will talk in some detail about the chemicals once I know which ones we are using.
Last tidbit... We are going to Orlando next week, prior to the beginning of chemo. I want to see Harry Potter World with Julia and Karen before the chemo begins, and we are going to Cape Canaveral too. I expect to ride every roller coaster, and drink some butter beer, and be silly. I think my girls deserve some fun before we dive back into chemotherapy hell again. We will be figuring out routines, and will work our way through the next several months. As of today, my outlook looks good.