April 29th, 2018

This morning......

This morning I was a little out of sorts. I wasn't happy with the way things went with the chemo doc. So, as I am wan't to do, I called him. I was scheduled for a MRI of my liver at 3:30 pm, but I told him that if he didn't have a compelling reason for me to go, I wasn't. We went round and round and he finally said that he was moving forward with the chemo pills and that if the MRI was a bust we would go with the pills. All right, says I, I will go.

The MRI was uneventful, but I am scheduled for a liver biopsy based on this MRI in the morning. Results are supposed to take 24 to 48 hours. So here's the plan: Andrea and Nicole will take me to the hospital in the morning. I will ask to see the MRI. If there is no indication of a tumor, the whole gang will go for pedicures and sushi. If there is,...well then it is into the OR to get a hole punched in my gut. If the biopsy comes back positive, the whole game changes. No more pill chemo, they will install a port in my chest and begin with IV chemo. Oh, and they will have to remove part of my liver.

Got my hillbilly heroin today, so the pain has been a little better. The MRI kinda messed me up, though...been feeling weird ever since. Maybe my body is just rejecting all of the contrast dye they have been pumping into me.

Radiation starts on the 6th....woo hoo.