Around 1 am this morning, checking e-mails one more time before going to bed, I found the longed for e-mail from my oncologist.
“Good news. CT is stable.”
Thank God! T-DM1 didn’t betray me!
Yesterday was a busy long day from morning till night. Around 7:30pm, when I arrived at an Italian restaurant with George finishing an interpretation for George’s premarital meeting with a Japanese couple, I was so exhausted that I felt like I would slip down from the chair. I was tempted to take off the wig and lay down on the floor rather than eating pasta.
I was exhausted not only because of the busy day but also because I stayed up late the night before searching new medicines. I was afraid of hearing the bad CT result. The chest pain I had even before the Japan trip has been getting more intense and frequent after the trip, and I was concerned about it more and more as the days went by after the CT scan. As some of my cancer friends I have supported have not been doing well recently, maybe there was some psychological effect on me, as well.
Should I go back to Taxol,add Perjeta, or is there any other options? Reading other’s blogs and comments for many hours, I wondered if I had to deal with nasty side effects I put away in the past again. Yet such thoughts were all unnecessary. I was relieved so much that I slept so long, so soundly last night. It is funny that today I feel like even the problematic chest pain is not bad at all.
T-DM1 must be a good medicine. Besides the chest pain, my problem is only muscle ache so far. Yet even with that, I could hike for almost 2 hours including the steep 300 plus some steps while I was in Japan. That was pretty good. I hope many women will get the benefit from this miracle drug!