The last chemo hit Sheila very hard. Although the CT scan showed that her liver had become a bit smaller, the effects of the chemo were hardly noticeable. It seems that the cancer is growing again. Her oncologist suggested that she would get an other chemo named Taxol as soon as her health permits this treatment. Next tuesday her case will be dicussed with doctors from the Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek Hospital.
Last friday we’ve requested a second opinion by the VUMC. We got already their reply that they will take up contact with her oncologist to request her file.
Last wednesday we thought Sheila would be home this Sunday, but two days ago we were told that it would be probably next Tuesday. Meanwhile, her condition has not been improved considerably. She still suffers severe mucositis, has difficulty with speaking and her body is swollen because of fluid retention. Also the fever has returned and she developed an allergic reaction (rash) on the antibiotics.
So far the bad news. The good news is that her immune system is recovering slowly.
Sheila’s mind is still unbeaten and she is convinced that the love we feel for each other will cure her finally.