Monday, November 8, 2010

2010.11.08 - Disease Progression

My last MRI scan was on 2010.10.21 and it appeared that there was more disease extending toward the back of my head. It was somewhat diffuse. I had "light" chemo (navelbine and avastin) this past Friday and had a consult with my neurooncologist. He met with other neurologists and neurosurgeons and they all thought that there was progression of the disease. My doctor isn't pleased right now because I have tried many of the drugs available for treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme and the disease is still progressing. My doctor recently took me off Accutane and added Tamoxifen to my list of chemotherapy agents. Other than cancer, I appear to be healthy and happy. I have a wonderful family, I love my job, and I live in a great place. I think that this whole experience may be to teach me humility. I don't like to ask for help and you can't fight cancer alone. You need doctors, nurses, family, friends, and a belief in God and Jesus Christ.