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On March 23, I went in to see Dr Jon Shults, regarding the pain I was experiencing in my right arm. I am a volleyball player and am used to injuries and thought it was a pulled muscle. Long story short, our dear friend had to tell us he was seeing osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in my right humerus.
We were then referred to a specialist friend of his, Dr Mark Meyers, an orthopedic oncologist at Ochsner's NOLA. We saw him Monday, March 28. By this time we had had X-rays, CT Scans, and. MRI. On Tuesday they did a biopsy and he could tell it was a textbook case of osteosarcoma. At that time they went ahead and had a chemo port placed for easy access for chemo, meds, fluids, and blood draws to decrease further pain.
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April 4 I started an aggressive chemo treatment plan that will last for a total of 9 months. After the first 3 months of chemo, we pray the tumor has shrunk enough to remove the humerus bone and replace with a donor bone graft. Then resume the last 6 months of chemo.