The first set of appointments investigated the shoulder pains I started to notice last Tuesday and to review the results of the MRI Scans from last Sunday. The doctor's weren't exactly surprised that I had symptoms in my shoulder and they all unanimously agreed to treat these new pains with radiation. Unlike my last round of radiation there didn't seem to be any spinal cord compression but rather tumor interaction with the exiting nerve roots. As this is a very difficult place to operate, let's hope this round of radiation works better.
Between appointments we barely had time to scarf down a pizza for lunch from the downstairs Yawkey cafeteria, which I must say is amazing, before we were expected at another doctor's appointment to start my next round of chemotherapy. All blood work looked great and they sent me upstairs to the infusion room for a little stronger dose this time: last round was 1/2 dose, this round was 2/3 dose. All was well received and we returned home around 5ish after a very full day of therapy and treatments.
For the rest of the week I'm setup for 10 rounds of radiation, the first of which was just completed today (Tuesday)!