We are just back from the hospital and very, very tired. But I thought I would send you an update after the appointment with the professor today.
So Paul's CT and bone scan are exactly the same as the last time. That means that the disease is stable. The mets haven't shrunk but they haven't grown either. When the professor told us, we both felt a mixture of relieved and disappointed; relieved that the cancer hasn't grown and disappointed that it hasn't reduced. The professor wants to continue with Chemotherapy as soon as possible. He wants to do four more rounds of Carbo Platin and then do another scan to see if the tumors have shrunk.
Paul asked him if he had thought that the outcome would be different. And he said - and I really appreciate his honesty there - that he hadn't thought it would be different because of the extent of the illness.
So I guess all we can do is control the disease as much as possible with Chemotherapy. We can only do Chemotherapy as long as Paul wants to do it and his body can take it. If we don't continue it or decide at some point in the future against continuation, from what we know it is likely that that wouldn't work very long...
What do you all think about the result?
Mel and Paul.