[Full TimelineChemo | Radiology & Cardiology | Surgery & Related]

8/23/2017 – Emergency CT and Ultrasounds at Bristol Regional Medical Center (BRMC).

10/9/2017 – Baseline CT.

12/5/2017 – First mid-chemo (Gem/Tax) CT. (Chest & Abdomen)

12/7/2017 – First echo. Also had an ultrasound (Pelvis Transabdominal).

12/14/2017 – Chest X-Ray (w/thoracentesis).

12/20/2017 – Chest X-Ray (w/thoracentesis).

1/16/2018 –  Ultrasound (Pelvis Transabdominal).

3/1/2018 – CT (Chest & Abdomen).

4/5/18 – Echo done. Ejection fraction still 55%. Echo is normal!

5/25/18 –  Saw Dr. Eduardo (Ed) Fernandez for the first time. He’s the cardiologist Dr. Musgrave referred me to; we really like him.

5/18/2018 – CT (Chest & Abdomen).

7/3/2018 – CT (Chest & Abdomen). – Baseline for Yondelis.

8/15/2018 – Echo. Results: EF is 59%. Dr. Fernandez said everything looked good and I don’t need to come back for 2 months. As of now, no echo needed in that time!

8/16/2018 – Chest X-Ray (w/thoracentesis).

8/31/2018 – CT (Chest & Abdomen).

9/6/2018 – Chest X-Ray (w/thoracentesis).

9/26/2018 – Chest X-Ray (w/thoracentesis).

10/11/2018 – Thoracentesis + PleurX Catheter drainage system placed.

10/12/2018 – (Not quite this category, but for lack of options.) Foley catheter placed; unable to urinate. Drained 1 liter almost immediately. (Tumor has enveloped bladder.)

10/14/2018 – Home Health – first visit, drained 1/2 liter.

10/18/2018 – Home Health – second visit, drained 1 liter.

10/22/2018 – Home Health – third visit, drained 1 liter.

10/29/2018 – Home Health – fourth visit, drained 1 liter.

11/9/2018 – Home Health – fifth visit, changing Foley catheter and hopefully draining my PleurX catheter, though my right lung hasn’t been feeling too bad. It will be interesting to see how much comes out.