Tuesday afternoon and Dr P called. He had the results of my CT scan and wanted to see me on Thursday (today) after his clinic. So I guess its not good news then?
For the first time ever we didnt have to wait. Dr P called us straight into his consulting room. And I was right, it wasnt good news.
The scan shows that not only do I have the lesions I was aware of, on my scalp, face and two in my armpit, but I also have lesions on my lung, liver, lymph nodes and right hip. Not very big ones, apart from the one in my armpit, but none the less they are there.
It didnt really come as a surprise to either Martin or I. The way the lump in my armpit has grown over a few days was a good indicator.
Dr P explained we couldnt really wait any longer. Even a matter of a few weeks whilst I have the operation on my face and scalp was too long.
It was time for me to start taking Sutent.
He explained how it worked, the side effects and the drugs I could take to counter them, and then wrote the prescription. Just like that. I will have 2 cycles (6 weeks each) and then be scanned again to see if its working.
One months supply, in a small brown bottle, costs £3,600.
Thats £128.50 each small orangey capsule.
But to me they are priceless......