No news today, really. The last three weeks were typical for side-effects. My neuropathy in my fingers improved from my last treatment so that was a relief.
Somehow I expected to have scans done before today and reviewed at this appointment. I was jumping ahead too quickly. The 3 week period I am now entering is the time for new scans to occur. On February 3, those will be reviewed. If everything is stable or if shrinkage is seen, a break from the beneficial but evil Taxotere, as far as side-effects go, may be the next plan for me. Herceptin and Perjeta will act alone. I am hopeful this is the case. This scan really makes me nervous though. I would really like a break from Taxotere. Anytime I want something badly, the nerves can be troublesome. It is not a happy drug as far as how it makes me feel. If the two other drugs can do the job without it then that is a much better treatment option. If my scans show growth, my treatment plan will change completely. It is quite unsettling due to the fact that I am currently taking the best drugs available for my disease.
For this appointment, the usual side-effects were discussed and lungs were assessed audibly. All is fine.
This morning I had the 3 month MUGA scan to look at my heart function. Herceptin can cause reduced heart function in about 2% of patients. I have not had any problems so far and am hoping this will be the same today. I will not know until my next appointment.