Nov 07, 2012 - 6:45 pm
I recurred in May after about 7 months remission. My old dr. has had me on three rounds of cistplatin/taxol. After I developed pneumonia in August, my dosage of both drugs was reduced by 20%. I changed drs. I saw my new one for the first time last week.
I had abdominal/pelvic/chest CT today. He called me a little while ago. The places in my chest have grown slightly since the end of August. He said it was only mild growth.
He is planning to have an ultrasound of my heart for tomorrow or Friday to make certain I can handle a different chemo drug. Anyway, he is planning next week to start me on lipo/dox. Has anyone had good experiences with this drug? Side effects? Oh, I am stage 3c clear cell.
Ladies, I am just SO scared. I lost my husband (age 52) to a massive heart attack April 2010. I had my surgery May 18, 2011, the recurrence in early May of this year. I want to see our kids marry and grandkids. I can't stop crying right now.