|What the back of my head looks like |
these days. Wavy gravy.
I talked to Jules yesterday about chemotherapy. She pointed out that some, if not most, of the 'miracle stories' about overcoming the odds with cancer were about people who had done chemotherapy. Her relative who lived for 30 years with an 18 month prognosis was on and off chemotherapy the whole time, with periods of remission or stabilization. Somehow I did not know this, about her relative or others. What about the guy in New Orleans in the Voodoo museum. He had also lived 30 or so years with a brain tumor. Had he done chemotherapy? I assumed not.
BTW Elisabeth Kubler-Ross advises doctors not to tell their patients how long they are expected to live. Come to think of it, my doctors have never volunteered life expectancy numbers. They gave them reluctantly and only when pressed (by me.)
|Rock and roll art created when I was 16, |
encountered while on an anti-dust rampage.
Perhaps I will agree to do it for three months. Perhaps I will ask Dr. N. about choosing the drug that has the lowest instance of neuropathy. First let's see what the PET scan this week shows.
She said there was no clear data as to whether starting it earlier gives better results. The only thing I know now is that I want to start before I need an oxygen tank.