MY TREATMENT PLAN
My treatment plan consisted of 14 rounds of chemotherapy that would alternate every 14 days, a limb sparing surgery and 25 radiation treatments.
My first chemotherapy treatment (7 in total) consisted of the following drugs: (The year in parentheses refers to the year of FDA approval)
Two weeks later I would stay in the hospital for five days and chemo was administered daily. Those chemo drugs were:
Midway through chemo treatment, I had limb salvage surgery. As soon as possible I restarted the second half of the chemotherapy (one month after surgery). Upon completion of chemotherapy, I received radiation treatments for 25 days (Monday through Friday, five weeks)
Total days in hospital receiving chemo: 42
Total nights in hospital receiving chemo: 35
Total nights in hospital recovering from chemo treatments: 50+.
Total days in hospital for two surgeries: 10
Total days for outpatient radiation: 25