Well... it could have been better, it could have been worse...
Results: most mets are stable; one has grown a small but significant chunk; unfortunately, there is a new one that has grown pretty fast in four months, the most worrisome met I've had and the first new one in quite a while.
Onc talk: he doesn't believe metronomic chemo or ADAPT is going to be of help in a case as advanced as mine. We settled on an Rx for celecoxib (I have sore hips from the radiation) and a ⅔-sized dosage of irinotecan (to hopefully minimize side effects without losing efficacy). We'll scan again in 3 months to see how it goes. He doesn't think 5-FU does much good and so suggested we leave it out since I don't want to carry the bag anymore. I am going to talk to my local onc about taking Xeloda at reduced dosage.
I feel like my days of lengthy chemo breaks are over. Not sure how I feel. Took herbal meds.
Kenny mentioned on another thread that after seeing six oncs that he thinks all oncs are probably all hardwired together. I'm pretty sure I agree. I am grateful for all my docs and I really respect and like my current oncs, but taking chances is not in the oncological black bag. I understand, but am a tad frustrated. Mostly I understand... and will manage to get what I want by a bit of dissembling (if that's what I need to do.)
Thank you, my friends, for your support. Hugs to all!
p.s. the Indian food was fantastic!