Mom is scheduled to start radiation on Monday December 14, 2009. She will do 5 straight days of radiation for 5 straight weeks. She will also be starting her 2nd round of Chemo on Tuesday December 15, 2009 in conjunction with the radiation. The rounds of Chemo is 3 straight days every 3 weeks. During her 5 weeks of radiation she will have her 2nd & 3rd round of chemo in conjunction with her 1st and 4th week of radiation.
Radiation, while it is every day and is 5 full weeks the procedure itself is short. They have told us it will take 20 mins each day from start to finish.
Chemo is much longer. The first day of each round she gets 2 different types of Chemo Meds along with regular fluids. This will put her 1st day in the clinic at around a minimum of 6 hours. The other 2 days are much short and will have her int he clinci for a minimum of 3 hours.
We are all keeping a positive additude and know that Mom is strong and that God will see her and all of us through this battle.