Aug 08, 2001 - 11:17 pm
I went to clinic today & got CT results & 4th chemo. The lung tumours are definitely all gone - what a blessing as they were the real life threatening ones. Also my marker tests (which are done 3 weekly) are starting to fall again. They had gone as high as 170 before I started chemo & after 3 cycles are now down to 120. Oncologist says a level of 20 at end of 6 cycles would be wonderful but unlikely. He is looking for 80-90 by the end which would mean a 8 months to 2 years remission. It will eventually fail there is no hope for a permanent cure - failing a miracle & he doesn't discount those - but he has about 4 more chemo cocktails up his sleeve so we are looking at at least 5 years (I feel 5 years is all I can realistically hope for but I will fight for more) & who knows what cures or treatments are around the corner. I just know I get so sick of the constant pain & would give almost anything to feel pain free without drugs for just a few days.