Can you believe we took this photo on April 12th? Well things are good today. Other than the fact that it's Friday, Tony hasn't had a fever in over 24h... so we're optimistic.
I spoke to the Oncologist's secretary yesterday; she is so nice. Tony will resume his Xeloda treatment on the 18th and we'll be seeing the Oncologist on May 7th. He will try to get him on Erbitux. Apparently the makers of this drug were given so much run around for the approval of this product in Canada, that they withdrew their application. This means, of course that the product is not readily available to patients in Canada. In order to be able to get it, our Oncologist has to put in a special request as the product in only available through a Special Access Programme. Not much is new other than that...
Tony (aka Richard) and I wanted to thank everyone for the positive response to this blog. You don't realize it on a day-to-day basis, but when you stop to think of it, we are quite secluded and this blog gives us a chance to get closer to all of you - in a different way. Keep the comments coming,... they're quite uplifting.
Have a great weekend... And take good care!
Tony (aka Richard) & Renee