Friend Phil raised a good point now that I am not taking Sutent. Growth.
The reason we stopped the Sutent is that the good doctor Liechman feels Sutent has poisoned my system after three years on it and he wants to detox me until the next scan. Are we scared? Hell yes.
We would be remiss or stupid to not be afraid of uncontrolled growth especially after the amount of shrinkage we saw on the last scan. But, the risk is a good one because come December's scan we expect to see even more shrinkage. Or at least very little growth.
So maybe we'll try another angiogenetic treatment like Votrient or Nexavar. Couple that with the cancer fighting foods and I am sure we'll reach NED next year in time for Christmas. How about that for a great gift?
Right now what I am feeling is hyperactivity or restlessness. Insomnia is a SE of thyroid med I take for a lowered thyroid gland which is an SE of Sutent as is Atenolol. The former raises the thyroid secretion while the latter lowers the elevated blood pressure.
Sleepless days and nights have been plaguing me of late so I shall consult my family doctor for a blood test to see how it all looks. Overall I feel grand now that the SutentSE's are easing. The only real challenge is lack of sleep.