As much as I try to avoid it, absolutely. My scan is tomorrow, results on Tuesday - I always get a weekend to putter around the house and convince myself that it's time to buy a cemetery plot.
This one, though, is a little different after the set-to with Cigna, my insurance company and specialty pharmacy. Had been on Xeloda for nine months - 500 mg pill three times a day - when the script expired in January.
Imagine my surprise when the renewed script from my doctor arrived calling for 3 pills twice a day - twice the dosage I was taking.
I immediately went to the doc and asked for a clarification. I was supposed to be taking 3 pills twice a day for the entire period, but Cigna screwed up the dosage. The docs office says their pharmacy is notorious for doing that, sometimes totally on their own.
So ... after a month or so of the right dosage, it's going to be interesting to see if there's any noticeable differences on the CT. Certainly been some increased side effects. I don't know if a month is long enough for that to happen.
DX Stage 4 2/16 with lung mets
4/16 CT, PET show "marked improvement" in size and number of lung mets, rectal tumor.
8/16 "Great report" from scans, lung mets continue to shrink in size and number, CEA 1.6, cancer "in remission" but surgeon believes tumor remains too large.
10/16 Xrays for constipation problems reveal tumor occupies 25 percent of rectal canal: Occupied 80 percent upon diagnosis 2/16
12/16 Back on Avastin; tumor can be removed, but need better margins.