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Posted by Zoe, Queen of Hope on February 17, 2017, 9:50 pm, in reply to "Zoe"
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Yes I started chemo again. I am repeating the Xeloda oral pills. 3 pills twice a day for 14 days then take 7 days off and restart cycle again. I am currently just starting the second cycle. Don't yet know how many cycles I am going to do. Just have to wait and see. However, I've been scooting around all week getting scans and seeing a new onc radiologist. The tumor in my right hip has starting growing very rapidly and is pushing the fracture out of alinement. So the plan is to start radiation on Monday or Tuesday, 5 days a week for 3 weeks to try and shrink the tumor. Saw several surgeons but neither was interesting in going into that hip to repair it if the tumor is still growing ...chicken hearts !!
Best result would be for the rads to zap the heck out of the tumor making it stop growing and then find a surgeon that can repair or stabilize the fracture of the hip socket (where the ball on the femur goes into the socket). Therefore no more severe pain and no more wheelchair !! I would do a gig if that happened. I really hate that wheelchair. It is most inconvenient.
Thanks for the hugs and prayer. I really appreciate it. Hope you are doing well and hanging in there.
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