Feb 17, 2014 - 7:07 pm
Last we talked I was talking Revlimid (an IMID--not chemo) to knock down the DLBCL before auto SCT. I had my CT scan last Friday and PET scan today. Met with the doctor and, unfortunately, the drug isn't doing what we hoped. The cancer has progressed--the Revlimid might have slowed it down but that wasn't the goal. This thing is too aggresive. So, tomorrow, I will start a new chemo regimen. We'll try this regimen for 7-8 weeks in hopes it knocks it down for the SCT.
Also, he's now talking about doing an allo SCT vs. an auto SCT. We have enough of my own stem cells but he just feels that this thing is SO aggressive that an auto wouldn't give us the result we want. Speaking of that result--"cured"--he also said the further we get down this road the more difficult that's going to be.
So...not great news but it is (and has been) in God's hands. I'm going to do all I can do...keep on truckin!