cathyr Posted January 24, 2005 Share Posted January 24, 2005 I don't mean to sound so negative, but I swear if I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck. As some of you know, I have been busy doing tests to try to qualify for the GVAX clinical trial at U.C. Davis in Northern California. I have had an ekg, echocardiogram, pet scan, cat scan, pulmonary lung function test and a VQ test. I found out Thursday a.m. that I am not going to be accepted because I only scored a 48% on one of the tests and needed to score 50%. I am devastated by this news. Esentially, I have been on nothing for 3 months because Iressa did not work for me and the cancer is spreading quickly. I have numerous nodules in both lungs, lymph nodes and adrenal glands are also affected. I have pain that is getting worse in my left lung area. The onc. says it is either referral pain or caused by scarring that is impinging on nerves. Anyway, it requires me to have to take my pain medication (percodan 10mg.) every 4 hours. I am going to try to get into the City of Hope for a clinical trial, but I am really feeling very discouraged at this point. This is the first time in a long time I just want to cry . I am praying for all of us. CathyR Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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