Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back to treatment

Met with Dr Einhorn today. My head MRI indicates that the cancer has metastasized to my brain. Brain tumor is about shirt button size. I meet Dr Mark Henderson tomorrow to begin radiation therapy. Apparently, I will receive radiation treatments for about two weeks. I suppose that I will find out more about the treatments tomorrow.

The inconvenient part of this treatment is that I might not be able to drive during the treatments. I will see what Dr Henderson says about that. Dr Einhorn says that I shouldn't have as severe side effects as with the chemo. Mainly, I will be very fatigued.

I will still get the planned chest CT tomorrow. Dr Einhorn seems to be pretty optimistic about my situation. He feels that I am no worse situation than when we started two years ago. He said that it is likely that he will begin treatment for my lungs again after the radiation therapy - depends on results of the chest CT tomorrow. He thinks we will start treatment with Tarceva - which is a daily pill rather than IV chemo.
So...that's about it for now. The battle goes on.

1 comment:

abandoning eden said...

Hi Jim- Arielle here. I am really sorry to hear about this, but I'm glad the doctor seems optimistic. I hope the treatments aren't so bad and that you have swift healing. Let us know if we can help out in any way. Our thoughts are with you. <3