Re: Update on LY2801653 clinical trial
Not good. The cancer has grown in and outside the liver. The lymph nodes, which had been contained by Gem/Cis such that they weren't even showing, are now bigger than before. Lynn has pain in her shoulder and abdomen all the time. She is back on Oxy for pain. She is bloated from the liver growth. Feels terrible all the time. No appetite.
Man how things have gone downhill in a hurry.
As of today we are officially off the trial and will begin a new chemo regimen (Folfox) beginning next week. Hoping for another successful period of chemo so we can get back to where we were before the trial.
Options are starting to diminish unless we can contain this growth. From day one, however, Lynn's cancer has been very, very aggressive and grows at incredible rates without chemo.
Having expressed the reality of the situation, I can still look back at almost exactly a year ago when Lynn's condition was so difficult we weren't even sure they would administer the first round of chemo.So from that perspective we are in a better position this May than we were last May.