I have been in radiation for a week now and a few days my right foot starts to swell. So I go to see the Radiation Oncologist. While waiting for the Doctor I start talking to his nurse. He tells me that he has had a sarcoma in his intestines and lungs!. So I am thinking this guy is Lance Armstrong like survivor, who has thus far beat the odds. He said that occurred only 1 1/2 years ago! I told him he looked great for having all that. I was almost in tears. A sarcoma success story with a case far worse than mine. This is the motivational stuff I need to hear. He is my new friend. I got his phone number.
The Radiation Oncologist recommended a doppler ultrasound (diagnostic imaging that shows blood circulation). Sure enough I have a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This can be potentially life-threatening but mine was caught before the clot heads upward towards the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Probable cause: the tumor pressing on the nerves combined with inactivity. Just another something in the "this too shall pass" category. Just like the rest of this whole odyessy. So now I am receiving or giving myself 3 injections a day of Lovenox. I am told the treatment for this is 6 months. Seems like a lot of shots.