Howdy one and all! Brian here. Well, went to see the orthopedic oncologist today. I have a grade 3 sarcoma (don't ask me to pronounce it's name. I don't even remember it lol), which means it's a very aggressive form of cancer. However, after looking at my MRI of my right groin and the CAT scan of my chest, the doctor said that the cancer hasn't spread yet. Aside from a few lymph nodes in my right groin and thigh that look a little questionable, he found nothing else out of the ordinary. So, on Monday (July 2), I go to see the radiation oncologist to set up my treatment regimen. I'm going to be going through radiation therapy 5 times a week for 5 weeks (25 total sessions). Luckily, no chemotherapy is needed at this time. Then, next Thursday (July 5), I'm going to have an ultrasound done of the questionable lymph nodes as well as see a plastic surgeon (why one of those I have no idea) for a consult. I should start radiation treatment as early as next week, or by Monday, July 9 at the latest. After the radiation therapy (if you can call it therapy lol), then the doctor coordinating my case will bring me back in to see how my skin is reacting to the radiation. If it's in good shape, then we'll schedule surgery to remove the tumor almost right away. If my skin is reacting poorly to the radiation, then I'll have to wait 2 to 4 more weeks before they can operate. Once everything is squared away, I'm going to be having regular visits with this doctor for the next 10 years. Yep, you read that right. Ten years. So, all in all, not exactly great news, but not horrible news either. But, I can deal with it. I'm very optimistic and I'm gonna knock this thing's lights out Thank you everyone for being here for me and listening to me. Believe it or not, I really care about you all and I feel very up about the future. If I can beat this, then every single one of you can beat your own personal demons.
Who'll stand up with me and fight??