Aug 20, 2013 - 6:21 pm
Today I had my Dr appointment to discuss my CT scan results. The good news is.... that the Torisel has gotten rid of the small tumors in my lung. The bad news is.... that the Torisel has not worked on the tumor in my liver. In fact, the tumor has grown. The pain I've been feeling is not because I'm a drama queen, although that is the resut I wanted to share with you all. But instead, as the tumor grows, it presses against the thin skin encasing it that contains nerves. Those nerves are being pressed too much, and hence, pain pills.
My Dr is consulting with a big shot Kidney cancer specialist at the University of Chicago. They might decide to put me on Votrient, or maybe I can get into this trial drug PHL 1 or PHD1, I forgot what he said. It's an oral med, but I don't know if I'll qualify, or if there are any spots available.
The Torisel also has worked on "some" of the lymph nodes, the others it didn't do anything. So for now, I'm off treatment to flush the Torisel out of my system, and I will know what Plan B will be by the end of this week.