Had another CT scan yesterday prior to infusion #5 and results were good. About another 20% reduction in the primary tumor in my chest. We don’t have access to these radiology images, so I took a pic of it on the screen at the office. That’s an unofficial measurement you see on the image. It was over 6 centimeters when this all started, so things are going in the right direction. Keep showin’ us the shrinkage.
Big change in my routine yesterday was the omission of the primary toxic drug called Carboplatin. Done with that gnarly stuff. Now taking Pemetrexed only. Should not be be feeling so weak or sick in coming weeks as a result. We’ll stick to this until it quits working, and will then switch over to the PD1 immunotherapy drug. Could be 6 weeks. Could be a year. Just gotta wait and see. I also committed to having a port installed into my chest in 3 weeks to make these infusions a bit easier. Cut out all the IV mess – sore veins, bruised arms, etc. More on that in a few weeks.
These fine gentlemen joined me yesterday. Larry and Greg are long-time friends from college and we had some fun cutting up with the medical team yesterday. Lots of laughs. Grande thanks to these amigos for spending the entire day with me…scan, bloodwork, visit with the oncologist, infusion. The entire bit. Was nice to be able to eat lunch outside too, this sunshine does not suck.
I’ve got a good story about the shirt I’m wearing in the photo above. Will explain that in my next post. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks again to all you Warriors for all the support, gifts, texts, calls, hugs, love and general good Mojo.