Well, the results from my most recent CT scan (Tuesday) show that there has been no significant change since the previous scan. Given it was only a 6-week interval, rather than the usual 3 months, my oncologist considers this a very good result. Also, my lungs are sounding improved and there is some evidence of functional improvement. He was very happy with this results.
So, while of course I would rather see continued shrinkage, "stable" is also very good news. In fact, my oncologist suggests that we may not see further shrinkage from this drug, and that continued stability is a good outcome. I am also glad that the cancer continues to be limited to my lungs and internal lymph nodes, there is no evidence of any further spread. I'm not sure how significant that really is, but it makes ME happy.
My heart is also still in good shape and so I will have two more treatments of the Myocet + Cytoxin and then there will be a discussion as to what to do next. It will likely be a switch to a different chemo drug (Navelbine was mentioned), but we will know more at that time....
The chemo room was full today, and since I did not have a treatment booked (pending results of scans) I have a day or two "off" and will return for my next treatment as soon as they can fit me in.
Thank you so much to all my friends and family, and acquaintances and colleagues who continue to check in on me through this blog. And for all of you who continue to think about and pray for me and my family, your warm thoughts are appreciated and it helps me to stay strong and to keep my hope strong.
Cheers to all - Joanne