Thursday, October 14, 2010

Life is odd

This week has been filled with fabulous Fall days.  Temps in the 60s and low 70s.  The leaves are turning beautiful colors - red, yellow, brown, a Fall rainbow of colors.  It has been an awesome drive to the office and the hospital.  And, there's the rub.  Lots of days at the hospital.  Days for Jill to go to her kidney transplant clinics.  (By the way, she is doing well.  She is planning to drive herself to her clinic tomorrow.)  Days for me to get a CT and and MRI.  One day, Tuesday, October 13, to learn that my lung cancer has once again become active.  Life can be such a contradiction.  Beautiful and harsh at the same time. 

Next week I go through a batch of tests to confirm that I qualify for this special no-name drug that will battle with my lung cancer.  Chest CT, Brain MRI, radioactive stuff injected to do a bone scan, CT on abdomen and hips, blood tests, EKG, eye exam and who knows what else. I will be glowing by Wednesday. But, hopefully, they will determine that I can start in the study of PF-02341066. 

I admit that I am a bit apprehensive.  I had hoped that this remission would continue for a few more months and would get us past the holidays.  That was not to be.  I am anxious to get going with this new drug.  I want to see if it lives up to its supposed success.  I'm the kind of person who likes to just jump into something, getting going, find out the side effects / deal with them.  I think that is the only way to really make the most of this kind of new drug.  So, PF-02341066 - let's get going.

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