Optimistic About Scans

Welcoming my high school friends from Japan, I had a busy week, driving to Downtown LA, Hollywood, Big Bear, Queen Mary, and Reagan Museum. Though I was not sure if I could make it to spend the whole week with them, I could drive, walk, and cook without even being bothered by numbness and tingling of the feet. It was a good week!

Then after sending them off with tears at LAX, I headed to Kaiser for a bone scan, which was ordered due to a rising liver enzyme, ALP.
I expect the result coming back in a week,but since I have no pain, and perhaps I had a fun week, I am optimistic about the result.

The next day, Monday, I went to have Herceptin, which closed the 2nd full cycle of the current regimen. In four weeks, when one more cycle is done, I will have a CT scan to evaluate the regimen of Abraxan and Herceptin. For this one, also, I am optimistic right now because a cough, which I believed clonic and was due to the tumor– the oncologist thought, stopped after I increased the dose of a cough medicine from 1/3 to the full described dose, as well as a chest pain.

If so, I could have one more joyous holiday season!

One thought on “Optimistic About Scans

  1. So very encouraging Kathy. So glad your friends came to visit and you were feeling so much better. Keep up the good work. Love, Aunt Pat

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