I saw the 3rd radiation oncologist today and after hearing her thoughts, I have made up my mind to go to the radiation oncologist who has a new machine called Tomo Therapy which allows the area to be more accurately targeted. I am pretty sure this decision is final, but I will discuss it with my oncologist, Dr. Hollister on August 10th when I return from Chicago.
I will be radiating both the breast and the lymph nodes.
In theory, I will begin daily radiation the week of August 17 for 7 weeks. I will provide a better update regarding all treatments after meeting with Hollister.
I am feeling much better enough so that I now realize that I have been in shock since March 2nd and am just beginning to understand what is happening and be able to read a little about it. I am grateful to be well enough to travel and look forward to seeing friends and family.
I am grateful for all your thoughts, prayers, calls and look forward to talking soon.