TAnn Posted May 19, 2005 Share Posted May 19, 2005 Yesterday's doctor appointment really surprised me. For the past 3 weeks I've been feeling worse by the day and my pain is increasing daily and getting harder to manage. My chest ct shows no change from prior scan 6 weeks ago and my brain MRI actually looked even better than the previous one. When I asked my doc if there seems to be no progression and my pain is increasing, along with my SOB and fatigue, then what is going on? He said that we usually scan every 3 months and this was only 6 weeks. Apparently IF there is progression it is very, very slow and therefore not showing up the ct scan yet. We have another one scheduled for 6 weeks again. He was surprised that I was having the symptoms based on the ct scan. I'm actually taking Lortab for the pain now, I usually just take Advil, don't like the heavy duty stuff. He said if my symptoms get worse before the 6 weeks we will re-scan sooner. So I guess I should be really happy about the results, which I am, however my body doesn't FEEL like the results indicated!!! Staying on Tarceva until there is absolute evidence of progression. Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes..... TAnn Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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