Last time I wrote I mentioned that we were considering a new drug. Well on November 11, I began taking Sutent. Like Gleevec it's a one-a-day targeted chemo pill. This targeting means that it only goes after the bad guys - no collateral damage. And like Gleevec it came with a very long list of potential side effects. Some of those that my nurse said were very common are extreme dryness of the hands and feet (leading to cracking of the skin), a rash, and bad mouth sores.
Praise God (and all of you for your prayers), I've had none of that. Zip. The only real side effect is the lack of energy. It's kinda like having the flu without all the messy flu symptoms - just the blahs. Some days are better than others, but I certainly can't complain. I'm still able to maintain my work schedule, and I have a very handy excuse if I don't want to clean toilets!