ts Posted October 26, 2011 Share Posted October 26, 2011 Alimta, nope. Results from last week's scan. You think in advance of the options and yet, when the news is delivered, you're never prepared. I thought, I can get bad news - "the tumor is shrinking and we want you to stay on Alimta" - with all the bad days associated it with it, OR I get worse news - "progression, no more Alimta, but you can try Taxotere" - and see if it does anything more than make my hair fall out, maybe make me sick, and prolong the duration of life by a few months. The news is of the worse kind. The tumor in the liver has increased, and the lung nodules are increasing in number and size (they didn't bother to count or list the sizes). Liver tumor is now 7.0 x 8.5 x 8.6 cm and it is replacing almost the entire right lobe. Significantly, taxotere is cleared through the liver so waiting runs the risk of not being able to use this drug. But other than yesterday's crazy bug, I've felt better in the last 4 days than I've felt the entire time on Alimta. Talk about dissonance! My oncologist is going to send the last liver biopsy (from last December, the one that keeps growing, and began while on Tarceva) out to test for ALK, just in case. I'm going to take a little break from treatment, maybe get out of town. My inclination three years ago was to run away; it is again. I'd also like to report it is a sunny autumn day in Seattle. From the clinic we went to the park and walked the 2.4 mile loop, saw a great blue heron and some flashy flickers, and then went to lunch at Katsu Burger where some chicken nuggets with tonkatsu sauce, fries seasoned with nori, and a very good chocolate shake were sampled. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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