Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Patty is feeling kind of blah today. She started feeling ill yesterday evening and it has continued into today. She hasn't thrown up any but is feeling a little queasy. Hopefully it won't get any worse over the next few days.

We did switch to the new chemotherapy regimen (AC-TH vs TC, other options are TCH, AC, Dose Dense AC-T, FEC, uhhhhh, you get the picture) which means that her main chemotherapy treatments will last for a total of 7 months followed by 7 weeks of radiation and then the weekly Herceptin which will roughly finish at the end of next year. Yes, that's right, December of 2007. Then she will be on another type of drug for 5 years. Who knows for sure after that. It could be another 5 years of another drug. One of the preeminent breast cancer Oncologists in the country, Dr. Steven Jones, agreed that in Patty's case switching would be the most optimal treatment based on current data.


Anonymous said...

Patty, just wanted to let you know i was thinking of you.
Love you
gina rudd

Anonymous said...

I know it sounds long and tiring -- the whole treatment excursion -- and really, it is long and tiring. But the longer you are in treatment, the more active you are in fighting your cancer. My journey began in November 2004 and just ended in June 2006. In a odd kind of way, you're lucky to be a candidate for both Herceptin and hormone therapy. Those who are not candidates do not have many options on the battle front.

Stay calm and be well!


Anonymous said...

We are praying for you. You are both an encouragement to us as we watch you work through this and grow in your walk with the Lord. We love you and are so thankful for your friendship. Patty, when you are up to it maybe we can get together for a round of Scrabble. I beat Gary tonight!

Angie and Gary