Saturday, December 12, 2009

You Fighting Cancer – Days 9-11

Day 9 - To our surprise we were released to go home. Everything was progressing in a positive direction and no adverse side effects were taking place. To date the only side effects that I am having is fatigue, upset stomach and a dull head-ache. Fatigue seems to be the biggest issue for me.

I did get one infusion of a chemo drug called Vectibix. This is only a one hour infusion verses the 4-5 hours I would spend in a normal chemo treatment. And the side effects are fatigue, upset stomach and that’s about it. I will continue to get this infusion once every 2 weeks.

Upon our exit interview we saw our primary doctor that is assigned to our case to go over all the medications and to make sure we understood what we needed to do once we got home. We went over the complete regiment of medications and when they were to be taken.

A two and a half page report was provided with orders to be given to my oncologist and family doctor for lab work, scans, infusions and prescriptions. My responsibility was to coordinate all this with those doctors back home.

We also met with Dr. Burzynski and his chief medical doctor to go over any questions we might have. The only question was whether to continue the standard chemo treatment back home. Dr. Burzynski left that up to me and advised to not take one of the medications that he prescribed; it would be doubleling up on that chemo drug type.

I would like to say how impressed I was with the Buryznski Clinic and their professionalism.

Day 10 – Driving and that’s about it.

Day 11 – Met with my oncologist here at home to schedule ongoing infusions and to go over my prescriptions. I was very pleased with the positive support that my oncologist is providing with this treatment.

In six weeks we will do another P.E.T. scan to see the positive progress we are making and go from there.

I would like to thank those of you that have left comments on this page, also. It's good to know that someone is reading this blog and I truly hope in some way it will help someone else down the road.

Until then ENJOY THE DAY!


  1. Glad to know things are moving in a positive direction. Take care. Say hey to Lisa.
    Susan And Roger

  2. I finally figured out how to make a comment (I think) ..... I am glad you are keeping up this posting...I now know where to go to find out. Hope everything continues to go well at home. Send me a note of what you would like me to share w/everyone here.......Linda

  3. Hey there my man. I am so glad that you are moving in a positive fashion. I will spring for lunch if you can eat? hoob

  4. always I ask about you whenever I see the old group from the admin and they were kind enough to forward me this link. I think of you often and always wonder how you are doing...sounds like you are moving forward, which is wonderful news!!! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful holiday with your family...Lynn

  5. Hi Randy We just remembered this site and are glad to see you are back home and things went well in Tx. We hear S.S. is calling and we are buying and we need to get fattened up. PLEASE call when you are up to it. We are praying for you and Lisa weekly as well as the prayer group at church.

    Randy and Lisa Edna and I LOVE ya.

  6. Randy, it is good to hear positive news. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and wishing you and Lisa a happy holiday.