Oct 01, 2009 - 11:38 pm
Hubby has been doing good. Even started back at work part time in September. Scan in July showed possible regrowth (about 2mm). Scan in August showed that the new growth had not increased in size over a 30day period. We now wait 8 weeks before the next scan. One of tumours (GBM) removed in Mar 09 was in his left frontal lobe. Over the last week or so he has been complaining of pains in his right side (all along the body from shoulder right down to thighs). He has had headaches over the last 6 months but had a couple of bad ones this week. And for the first time he was physically aggressive this week (just a shove but very unlike him) and no he is not on any steroids. We see the oncologist next week so I will mention all of this to him but it got me wondering as to when the rest of you start worrying about changes physical or otherwise. Also, has anyone else had a possible stage IV regrowth where the surgeon is happy to wait and see what it does over an 8 week period? We were told at the beginning that chemo had a 50% chance of working and could over time stop working.Anyone know if when chemo stops working this happens suddenly or gradually becomes less effective?