Yep, you can have no obvious lesions on a CT scan and still need chemo!
"Encasement of the bowel and its mesentery by Carcinometistasis" is the issue for me. It seems the seeding is so extensive it is almost paralysing my bowel so my oncologist says 2nd line chemo may reduce it. He also said that it won't fix it ☹️ but as long as I can avoid yet another trip to A&E in agony I'll settle for that.
I'm going to have Carboplatin only so we can keep 'taxol in reserve - save it for later!
At least there isn't actually a bowel obstruction needing surgery. If I can balance opioids and laxitives just right, and not eat fibre, I might be able to go do some fun stuff - so no 'five-a-day' for me.
I got away with the worst side-effects of chemo first time around (just had to batten down the hatches on days 4 and 5) so, hopefully, I'll be ok this time, 'corse the Onc had to go & spoil that thought by telling me side-effects won't be the same and given my condition now, could be worse; Cheers mate!
Ho hum, onwards and upwards girls!