Yesterday was a good day.
I met with the radiation oncologist and he answered a ton of questions for me. I am actually going to do radiation two times a day for 21 days instead of daily for 28 days. The long term side effects are less and I get finished up a bit sooner. After radiation I will have 3 weeks off then to the OR I go.
This radiation oncologist was so optimistic, but not blowing wind up your skirt kind of way, more in I know my shit research is research believe me.
I asked him why radiation prior to surgery versus radiation after research and he went into the whole background story about flipping a coin in 1970s and the research that followed. It has been shown that radiation prior to surgery means smaller resection area with clean margins, which equals most mobility post operatively. He told me that he has seen people who have had clear cell, gone through my treatment course and lived a normal healthy life free from relapse.
Honestly after this meeting was the first time I thought maybe this disease won't kill me. I may have to kick this stupid cancers ass right now, it may be a roller coaster of ups and downs until I rehab from surgery but fingers crossed my cancer course will be done--that would be amazing.