.......actually there are 4. One by my nose, one on my head ( the horn) and two under my right arm pit. And they are all growing so need dealing with fairly quickly.
In the case of the ones on my face and head that is relatively easy - Dr P has referred me to a comestic surgeon called Mr Levek who will deal with those.
But the other two, the ones under my armpit, arnt so easy. They are quite deep within the tissue so not suitable for an operation.
So the decision I was so worried about making has been made for me really. I need to start taking Sutent. Which means I can wave bye-bye to my 'full and durable response'. IL2, which may have been working on my internal tumours, isnt touching these skin lesions and they are growing at an alarming rate.
Prof H was right then - and thats the end of my IL2 journey of hope. I have to admit part of me is SO relieved not to have any more of that vile treatment but Im not sure the full implications have sunk in yet.
I shall see Mr Levek in the next week or so to get my horn and my nose lump removed. Then have a CT scan in April. Then start Sutent. And pray it works. And buys me some time.....