The Dr S check up this week was not as uneventful as I wished it would be. That pesky spot in my upper left lobe seems to be on the move, again. This time in a much more traditional growing like cancer way. No getting around it this time, my cancer is becoming resistant to my good ol’ pal, Crizotinib. Not good news. Not devastating news.
I’m not noticing the impacts of the cancer growth. I’m tolerating Crizotinib quite well. This is when Dr S looks into his crystal ball and determines how much growth can I take and when is a treatment change necessary.
The current plan… I am going to stay on Crizotinib. I’ll likely stay on it for 8-weeks; followed by a scan. It is presumed that I’ll show more growth at that 8-week scan and it will warrant a treatment change. Remember, I’m trying to eek out as much time on a drug as possible.
The LDK378 trial in Seattle, Washington is looking like my best next step. I’m trying to not think about it. That is why the truck will soon be loaded up with camping gear. We will be off to go play in the dirt!
…next week brain MRI results… See why I need a weekend away!