Posted by: Ken Wheatley | February 16, 2008

Is it working?

That’s what we asked the oncologist the other day. Are the drugs doing anything? Sheila’s been amazingly side-effect free, which is great news on one hand, but when we see other patients they are losing their hair and they actually LOOK sick. That just adds to the surreal nature of this whole thing.He said that everyone reacts differently to the drug regime. Ten people could get the same cocktail and there would be a spectrum of responses. Not what we expected, but we’re glad that she’s on the very low end of reaction.So she’ll have another treatment next week and then get a CT scan the following week at UCSD. But the doctor told us not to expect any major changes. The tumors developed over a long time and it’ll take a long time to diminish them.Sheila’s been cold and tired tonight. She’s bundled under two blankets on the couch and taking a nap. I don’t think it’s related to her illness. 


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