Mike and I met with MO today to determine my treatment plan. After going over all of the options, we’ve decided to go with the IL-2 immune therapy. It seems to be the best option for me and it still leaves the door open for other drugs if needed.
Next week I’ll have a PET scan and another MRI as well as blood work to make sure everything is ok to proceed and to set a baseline. Then, the following Monday, I’ll be admitted to the hospital to start treatment.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned – the side effects freak me out. I know that every patient is different, but we all know that have a “really bad flu” isn’t fun at all. I’m hopeful that the treatment will work, the side effects will be manageable and it won’t overall be too terrible. Good thoughts and prayers always appreciated!
Now, if anyone has been through IL-2 or similar – was there anything you took with you to the hospital that made it a little easier?[ujicountdown id="PET Scan/MRI" expire="2012/04/25 14:20" hide = "true"] – Just for fun – a countdown until PET SCAN/MRI!