I had a scan on Monday...met with the Doctor today. At some point in the last 12 weeks the lesions in my lungs started to grow. They had been shrinking...but something changed. I don't know what, but it has.
The Doctor and I talked and decided that I would take a break anyway to let me body rebuild, and let my bone marrow repair itself before we start treatment again.
I am still experiencing neuropathy in my feet and fingertips and we want to try to avoid making it worse. When I return to treatment I will be going back on the medicine which caused the neuropathy in the first place. I will be taking calcium and magnesium in addition with those treatments to help possibly prevent further damage to the nerves. Even though it is not fun and very uncomfortable, it's one of those things I have to put up with in order to try and fight this Cancer.
I am very disappointed. I thought things were going well and there would be more shrinkage. I hope I respond better to the first med when I start again. I am going to give it my all. In the mean time I will do my best to have a good break, eat right, exercise, have fun, and reduce stress.
For starters, I am going out tonight for a bike ride with Damon. I had juice for breakfast and for lunch today.