Thanks Craig, I appreciate the feedback.
I was all set to go ahead with it. In fact, I have an appointment for my first infusion on Thursday the 13th, when my doc calls me today and tells me that a patient of his that was on it a number of years ago recently had her heart give out on her.
She is not dead, but in very serious condition.
He did tell me that she was older, so that may have been a factor.
Anyway, long story short, he wants me to hold off for a while so he can reassess the heart risk.
Kind of bummer because, to help me make my decision, I met with a guy that had been on it and he went from a wheelchair to a cane without even doing the full regimen.
I would like to avoid that whole wheelchair thing altogether.
BTW, the oncologist said pretty much what you said, and the mask wasn't needed. Just avoid the human petrie dishes.