Morning lovely ladies. I had my appointment with my oncologist yesterday and she went through my scan with me. Basically the segment 5 liver metastasis has grown from 18mm to 28mm since August 21st and the nodule at the tip of the liver has grown from 9mm to 17mm. The paracolic deposits are largely unchanged. Not good news but relieved that my breathlessness is likely to be caused by stress and not lung involvement. They want me to try gemcitabine and carboplatin. I was surprised because I assumed that I was carbo resistant since I had recurred within 5 months. They think it's worth a shot. They have also suggested I take letrozole when I start to feel stronger. The Chemo and Niraparib have really taken their toll on me this year.
Has anyone had any experience of either of these drugs? What can I expect?
I have asked to delay chemo until after Christmas. I can't face it at the moment. They are going to see me in 3 weeks to monitor me and I will keep my fingers crossed that I can have a chemo free Christmas.
I feel wiped out and so anxious. I wish I hadn't had the Niraparib now but hindsight is a wonderful tool. I just feel that options are running out and I don't want the next treatment to make me feel worse and not work either.
Sorry for being so miserable but my big girl's knickers are at half mast ATM. What a sight!!!