As has been true with previous new regimens, we have to wait until insurance approves it. And, so, we will not start this Thursday as we had originally thought.
Though I am really ready to kick this cancer, I am kinda okay about not going to Seattle again this week. (Just took the girls down so they could catch their 5:15 a.m. flight today. We went last night and spent the night in a not-very-quiet hotel and got up at 3:00 so they could be at the airport in plenty of time. I was back in Bellingham by 6:30 this morning... So I'm a teeny weensy bit tired right now...and I'm kinda okay just chillin' in B'ham for a few more days.)
What Dr. Lin is hoping to do is get Harv on a treatment that includes Folfox, gemcitabine and IL-2 (immune booster). It's in the early stages of implementation. There are only two other patients at SCCA who are doing it...but you know what we say: Harv likes to excel at things. So I'm thinkin' he's gonna be one that succeeds with the new stuff. There's a possibility that they may require him to have the shots administered down there so that they can observe him for any reactions... That might be a pain in the neck, but, you know... if it makes him healthy, then hey!
I think things seem scarier when one is tired and before actually starting something new... And, sometimes it's nice to just let something soak in a little bit.