I had my PET scan on Monday of this week. I wasn’t terrible, but I always feel yucky all day afterward with all of that contrast in me.
Today I finally got the results. Not as much shrinkage of the nodes as we had all hoped for. The IL-2 wasn’t a complete failure, but it didn’t do enough to go through it again. We were all pretty disappointed there wasn’t more good news.
Alas, we have a Plan B – I’m going to start Zelboraf when we get back from vacation. We all thought it was the best idea since we’re going to the beach and one of the major side effects of the Z is sun sensitivity. No reason to be miserable before I need to be, right?
We have additional plans in place when needed, but we’re doing this for 2 months, then going from there. There may be more of the Z, another drug or a combination of two.
Of course, I’m worried about the side effects – nausea, fatigue, rash, taste changes, fever, chills, etc. etc. etc. Maybe I’ll get lucky this time since the IL-2 sucked so bad.