Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Met with a surgeon today to discuss my gallbladder attack. He gave me lots of info re: attacks, causes and treatment. We discussed and scheduled surgery to remove my gallbladder in early July. In the meantime, I need to be careful what I eat to avoid triggering another attack. After the attack on Saturday, no way I want to go through that again. If it does happen again, I will now be able to identify it and I have some strong meds to take to ease the pain.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

gallbladder attack

Experienced a severe gallbladder attack late yesterday. Have never had extended, severe pain like that. Really scary. Went to the emergency room. Several tests and lots of pain med. Apparently, I have gallstones. Feeling better today. Going in to see my doc tomorrow. I imagine the docs will want to remove my gallbladder.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011 retina follow up

More retina photos and saw Dr Phan. Retinal hemorrhage in right eye is the same as last visit. Continue with Nevanac drops and wait. Apparently, takes time. While there are treatment options, this type of thing typically clears up on its own over time. Next visit in August.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011 status

Had a chest and abdomen CT this morning and saw Dr Einhorn afterward. Everything looks good. He indicated that there has been a little reduction in the lung cancer mass and the fluid. Abdomen is clear. Left lung continues to be clear. No new significant side effects. Will continue with the 250 mg 2X per day dose of crizotinib.

Lots of news about crizotinib this week because the American Society of Clinical Oncology had a national conference this weekend in Chicago. Two of the links are copied below.



Sunday, June 5, 2011

New crizotinib news

There are quite a few recent news articles about crizotinib. Apparently, a national conference of oncologists has included presentations about the very positive results from this study drug. I have certainly experienced the kind of results that are being discussed. Below are links to a couple of the articles.