Well, it is official. I am definitely switching chemos.
My markers have bounced back up and they are higher than ever.
I will definitely be getting Taxol.
If my health fund (Maccabi) approves, I will also continue with the Herceptin.
The health fund might deny coverage, due to lack of "evidence" that continuing Herceptin with a different chemo is effective. The research, that I cannot join, due to the cancer only being in my bones, is to prove what the doctors suspect, that it is beneficial to continue treating with Herceptin.
Unless, I get the Herceptin within the next 7 days, even if it is approved, I will have to get another "loading dose." That means another major chemo day from hell.....
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,