Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Today I had an Xray, saw Dr Einhorn and had an Avastin infusion. The really good news is that Dr E says my Xray continues to show improvement.

Basically, that small speckles in my right lung (hyper-metabolic spots which could develop into tumors) are less than my last Xray - which was less the the Xray before that. And, my left lung remains clear. He seems happy with the progress and said that we will continue on the current course of treatment for now - unless a physical symptom indicates that we should change.

The pain and slight swelling in my feet is better today. It had become pretty rough over the weekend. Dr E says that we should be able to control the pain with a drug called neurontin but the numbness will probably remain for quite a while - perhaps until late December.

Other than that, all is well. Dr E said there is no issue with me going on the Galopagas trip in December. So...we will hope that Jill's news is similar tomorrow.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Ouch, my feet hurt

Well...the pain from peripheral neuropathy has really escalated during the past few days. Yesterday, it got really tough. Today, the numbness and pain has included my ankles. I am still able to walk - but with lots of pain. A little over a week ago Dr Einhorn have me a drug called neuronton that often helps with nerve pain - it worked for Jill when she had shingles. But, after more than a week, it hasn't helped me yet. For now, I suppose I will just wait until I see Dr Einhorn on Wednesday.

Monday, November 5, 2007

another great fall day is another very nice Fall day. Comfortable temps in the 60's. The leaves are beautiful - even those on the ground since I don't have to rake them. I am doing great. Only problem is the pain in my feet from the peripheral neuropathy. The neurontin hasn't yet cleared up the pain. is just a bit of a nuisance and doesn't really stop me from much of anything. My feet do hurt when walking - so it does cause me to get tired much more quickly whenever I need to walk much. Hopefully, the pain will go away soon as Dr Einhorn has indicated is likely. But, he says that the numbness will probably be around until perhaps late December. So...I suppose I should just get used to it. Luckily, it is easy to ignore as I sit here in my office looking out as the great Fall day!!