[size=9]non-smoker for 19 years, with a slight relapse in between of a year. developed lower back pain
and thought I pulled something.
dx 05/05 nsclc, age 54 stage IV with mets to spine and hips
05/05 - 6 rounds of chemo and avastin
primary tumor is shrinking
11/05 - finished chemo and continuing with avastin 1x month
mri - stable
11/05 some pain in legs - will speak to dr. on friday
11/05 pain is much better. Dr. set up MRIs and CT for end of Dec. and early Jan.
12/05 Dr. is concerned and pushed MRIs up.
So happy and lucky...everything is status quo. now just to get through CT scan in January.
1/06 - CT stable
3/06 - CT stable (yea!)
4/06 - MRI shoulder - been having pain - no evidence of disease - arthritic changes
4/25/06 - first Grandchild born
4/28/06 - hospitalized for dehydration - did MRI brain - empty
5/06 - CT scan - Stable (one year)
6/06 - MRI - spine
7/06 - results not good. growth of tumor on sacrum and slight growth on spine. 10 days of radiation and then probably chemo or clinical trial
7/07 - 7/09/06 - hospitalized - severe vomiting from ??? radiation or food poisoning or pain med reaction
8/06 - STABLE
9/06 - hospitalized again for start of dehydration
9/06 - Brain CT - empty
9/06 - Docs have concluded that my symptoms
are being caused by "stress". Wedding
10/31 CT, chest, abdomen and hips - STABLE
12/2006 - WBR - 10 days worth - cancer cells surrounding brain. (we'll get em!)
1/2007 - WBR - all done - still feeling well.
2/2007 - finished new 5 pill a month Temodar chemo treatment. Feeling great, considering...just a little tired.
picture of my husband, my daughter Dana and me. Oct 22nd 2006.