Nov 10, 2012 - 2:16 pm
I had a CT scan last Monday...the initial reading was compared to an older (june) scan instead of the more recent one in August. So it took a while to get complete results.
Got the email from the onc...."stable, maybe slight improvement". Two of the lymph nodes are .2mm smaller, the rest remain unchanged. So we will continue the current chemo and do another scan in about 3 months. I will get excited when that scan also shows improvement. In the meantime, I am calmly. cautiously thinking 'good news'.
Shingles update...I continue to have lots of nerve activity (tingling, numbness, and 'electrical pulses') around my left eye. Any pain I have been mostly able to manage with tylenol and advil. still taking gabepentin for the nerves. The eye itself continues to be a problem, it stays dilated, the lids are still a little swollen, and the white part is always bloodshot. Another appt with the eye doc on Monday....
But...the eye has improved enough that I am able to drive again. I'm so happy to have some independence back, and to take some tasks off my husband's plate!
Thank you all for all the prayers and good wishes! I couldn't do this without the wonderful people here.