The worst news from yesterday (and I suppose I've reached a new low, when cancer in my mom's brain is not the worst news of the day.....) is that the progression of cancer to her brain means that she can no longer participate in the clinical trial for the drug RAD001. We really believe that this drug is probably one of the primary things God has used to give her these days of temporary remission. Many other patients with small cell lung cancer do not have the weeks and months that she has had of feeling so great before the cancer begins to progress again. We think that the RAD is most likely what has enabled that remission.
But we've known from the beginning that she would have to go off the RAD as soon as cancer progressed anywhere in her body. So now we are moving on to praying that radiation will not be too hard on her, and that she will have many more days of feeling good ahead after she completes this next round of treatment.
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