Well, apart from my lungs, I am in very good shape! But my lungs are a problem, and since they are somewhat necessary, I begin with new chemotherapy starting today.
Both lungs have numerous spots of cancer and they have increased in size, with the largest now being 1.7 cm.
The new drug is Xeloda (capecitabine) which is an oral chemo. I will take it twice a day for two weeks, then have one week off. It is known to be an effective drug in metastatic breast cancer, so hopefully it will work well for me. I will be rescanned in 6-9 weeks and will have bloodwork checked weekly to see how I am doing.
Not the greatest news, but not unexpected. I am allowed to keep my travel plans to Phoenix next week, so that is exciting. The effects of this drug are usually cumulative, so I should not have too many problems this first little while.
Take care all - Joanne