TracyD Posted July 21, 2006 Share Posted July 21, 2006 Well, it wasn't the news we were hoping for. Slight progression in most areas, tumor and pleura, and a new 2mm nodule in the left lung So, off of Tarceva (goodbye rash!) and hello Carbo/Taxol/Avastin (hello baldness!) We had suspected this might be the case due to the increased aches and pains in my side, probably caused by the tumor growth. I can't say we were prepared to hear it, but we had tried. I am having an MRI of my brain on monday, and if it comes up empty, I start chemo next friday. In the meantime I have my whole family here with me this weekend (except for Kasey, whom I would love to hug right now) so I am surrounded with people I love. Quick story. I saw a new doc today as my guy is on vacation, and I also have a new fellow. The fellow comes in, tells me bad news (really badly too), and then offers me watch and wait as a possible treatment, even with the progression! I tell her "I'm 39 years old, I was diagnosed 4 months ago, this was my first treatment, why would I choose to forego treatment?" She tells me that some people need a break, that for some, slow progression is okay. OMG! We said thanks, but no thanks. She also kept saying dumb things and then saying "that came out wrong didn't it?" I feel bad, she's nice, but she's new and she shouldn't have seen me alone. The doc covering for mine came in after and I loved her, she never mentioned anything so crazy. Sorry for the vent, but really! Thanks for all the support folks. I'm off to recenter myself (have some wine) and gear up for the next round. Tracy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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