I've been quiet here. The old adage "no news is good news" does not apply. When I get silent, it means I'm troubled. I finished my second 4 week cycle of Sutent in mid-January and had the anticipated follow-up PET scan to evaluate the drug's effectiveness after two cycles. The results of that scan weren't so good.
Some of the tumors had grown and some were more metabolically active (i.e., hungry). My oncologist suggested we try another drug. At the time there were no FDA approved drugs for a plan C so we would have to consider experimental drugs or clinical trials. Neither appealed to me. I hate drugs, and the thought of taking unproven drugs with all the potential side effects appalled me.