ginnyde Posted February 20, 2004 Share Posted February 20, 2004 Hi My Friends, Really not much to report on Earl. He is still on Iressa, this is his second month. The side effects are interesting but fortunately not devasting. That his right leg is casted and his speed is slower than turtle makes the side effects even more interesting. His next scan is 3/5 and doc appt 3/8. He also gets the cast off on 3/8. The biggest problem is fatigue and WEAKNESS. He is sooooo very weak. When we told the doc a couple of weeks ago, he said it could be left over chemo, Iressa, dragging the cast around, the cancer or his lack of activity and any combimation of the above. He gets up between 12 and 2 and goes downstairs to his recliner. He goes up to bed at 11:30 after the news. Other than BR trips, he does not move from bed or recliner. I try to encourage him to move about a bit. His appetite while still good is declining somewhat. I take cereal up about 7 each morning and nag, nag, nag him to eat it and then take his meds. I give him a HUGE bowl of pistachio ice cream each night. Calories are calories in my book. Due to the Iressa side effects, he is house bound. This does not seem to bother him. Thank God he is in no pain. I, as all of us, are optimistic about the vaccine in TX. Would like to know the other locations that are testing this and if they have criteria for being included. Just got a brand new Dell 2400. Flat screen, I love it. My old puter - the screen was so bad I couldn't see your pictures. I had to look at them at work to see what you guys look like. I wish you all well, I wish for clean scans, I wish for an LC cure. Love, Ginny Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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