I had a difficult couple of months on the MSKCC clinical trial ( combo of Tarceva and MEK inhibitor trametinib) that concluded with leaving the trial. My first scan showed some shrinkage in the lung, but still those pesky lymph nodes all grew. Gastric effects were terrible - lots of diarrhea and loss of pleasure in eating. I now have PTSD if I walk into a restaurant.
After leaving the trial, I took a 3 week break from treatment. We visited my dad and celebrated his 93rd birthday with him, I celebrated my 66th, and we went to DC to participate in the Life and Breath Rally, where I got an excellent hug from Denzie! It was a moving day that included a visit with my Congresswoman that may be fruitful in unlocking more money for reseach.
I have now started chemo - carboplatin/alimta. I'm hanging in there, but these first days ain't no picnic.
Love you all. One of these days I'll be able to write again... I've discovered that it's very hard to focus on anything when I feel bad. Even my knitting time has been on the decline! 😳