Well had dose #5 on Monday. Seems that as far as side effects go the biggest thing I get is fatigue. It was pretty bad a few days (or maybe it was just the training I went thru at work?). I also tend to start to feel a bit flu like - although again, that could maybe just be that the trees are starting to bloom! But all in all, not bad. I do tend to get a bit red and itchy but nothing rash like that I got on Zelboraf!
Back to the subject of this post - unexpected phone calls. I always get SO nervous when I see Sloan's number show up on my phone. But this time, it was nice to hear a familiar voice. And I appreciated the follow-up on my latest scans from Dr D. I know I complain a bit about how my trial is running. I don't really like the revolving door of doctors I get - although luckily it seems that they are trying to keep me with the same doctor. And while I don't feel any real connection yet with my doctor - I'm going to keep working on it! I think that it's important for my doctors to want to fight for me as much as I fight for myself! I don't want to be just a number in their trial!
Oh and not sure if I mentioned this yet, but I will have scans again on May 14th. As part of the trial protocol if there is shrinkage (or growth), they rescan in 4 weeks to confirm how the drug is working. Sometimes I think I could have a part time job just going to doctor appointments!
Time to get some rest! It's been a long week!
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