so I got a quick call from a nurse about my CT scan results. It's just not the same as talking to the doctor so I won't find out the details until my next appointment in February but... basically, the scan shows no change. Again.
The good news is that once again there is no growth. The frustrating thing is that there is no reduction. All we're doing right now is holding this beast at bay, not destroying it. I'm trying not to let this get me down and focus on the good news.
The other news is that my doctor has agreed to move to a 4 week cycle (instead of 3). This will give me more time to recover after chemo, instead of the 7 days or so I was getting. This will allow me to gain more strength and energy and build up my blood as well. We're going to obviously keep an eye on this.... if the 4 week cycle causes the chemo to work less effectively, we won't do this.
And one more piece of "good" news (I guess...) - there's another clinical trial coming down the pipeline. It should be available in the middle of 2007. So in the event this chemo stops working, we do have something else to try.
So I continue to ask for your prayers. I need this chemo to start reducing the tumor size. I need to have the 4 week cycle work. I need to gain strength and energy.