I wish it were better. But the lung tumors are increasing in size. The nodes in my neck are decreasing some. But that doesn't put me at where I was in December because the tumor in the mediastinum is 1/4 inch larger, which is significant. I should get the ct scan reads shortly and I will have more detail to provide but right now I'm in a bit of a shock.
The new Dr. that I met with today recommended continuing on the Tarceva for two more months to give it a bit more time to see if it is truly played out for me. And given the major rashes on my legs, my back and my face, I would say the Tarceva is doing bloody well in other respects. If there's no change or the tumors have continued growing by the end of June, we abandon the Tarcevaand move on to radiation.
Even radiation would not be considered curative. There is no hope for that at this point. All we can hope for is to keep the cancer in check a while longer. My friend, Diane, who showed up with me, asked the Dr. towards the end of the meeting if there was anything I could do in terms of change of diet, more exercise and his response was, "Just have fun. That sort of tells me where I am right now.