i just saw the new oncologist - my current one is retiring.
he laid out 4 options:
1. chemo once every 3 weeks, Alimta. I’m scheduled to start that next Friday, got my b-12 shot while i was there, filled the folic acid prescription and started taking that. if none of the mutations come up positive (we should know next week), then we proceed with the Alimta.
2 and 3 - there are 2 different clinical trials that i qualify for…. so depending on what happens in the next week with the mutations, and after 2 rounds of Alimta, if it isn’t working, we go for a clinical trial.
4 - the PD-1 inhibitors - still on the back burner.
and i’m ok with this. I have a PET scan tomorrow to establish a new baseline, and a brain MRI on Tuesday to check for any brain mets - and when i told him how nervous THAT made me, he made it clear that if they find any, they zap ‘em with gamma-knife.
so we move on. High protein, no carbs or sugars tonight, PET tomorrow morning.