The allergist called me so promptly informing me that there was no skin test available for Tykerb.
The oncologist was also sending me a cue through email to resume tykerb.
Though whether I am allergic to Tykerb or not is still unknown, at least I don’t have to worry about anaphylactic shock now. I will take 2 tablets for 2 weeks again, hoping my body gets used to it and I will be able to take a higher dose. However if this strategy doesn’t work, I have to give up Tykerb.
Looking through online, I noticed there were many clinical trials with T-DM1 and not everything was limiting participants as metastatic patients. If I look patiently, I might find a trial that allows me to participate somewhere. In fact, Dr. Glaspy told me to check UCLA trials every two months.
My oncologist at Kaiser told me that she has made a connection with Dr. Glaspy. According to George, it is rare that doctors at different hospitals collaborate, and he told me how blessed I was.
Maybe it’s because my cancer is so unique, but I feel sincere care from each doctor I meet. Especially with my primary doctor, the oncologist, she is so closely watching me that it was as though I were running with her in a three-legged race. This is so encouraging and I am deeply thankful.
As God is taking care of me sending me such good doctors, I have to do my best for my part in this battle.