Mom had her chemo (7th round) of Alimta in early April. Doc ordered two x-rays after, last one was in August,her lungs were completely clear, the onc told us it was as clear as the doc's and ours. So for now we are on a hold and see mode. She is scheduled for an MRI in early October. She has been slowly regaining her speech (from her stroke), talks like a toddler but we can understand her. Today she is feeling light headed (only when she is laying down) and asked me very clearly if it could be a "brain tumor like that of Teddy Kennedy". I was happy she could say it so clearly but scared of the brain tumor part. Planning to email the onc to see if this warrants an office visit or move up of the MRI.
I am so sorry I have not been able to visit the forum because of other things going on with the family, daughter's graduation, move cross country, quick trip to India, etc. It was a good thing in a way to have taken my mind off mom's cancer but this is the first place I visit when I am scared about it. Dr. West and all the forum members, you are always in my prayers everyday. Thank you for doing a wonderful job and for all the support you provide for everyone.