So much for taking a break from cancer! About two weeks after Dr. Neel told Mike to take some time off and see how things go, hoping the cancer would stay dormant, we noticed the lump on Mike's neck looking bigger.
We went to see the doctor today, who agreed and decided to put Mike back on chemo.
It's the same chemo Mike was on before, which he seems to handle pretty well with minimal side effects. The thinking is that since it initially reduced the tumors, and being off of it made them grow, the drugs should stabilize things. They could even shrink the cancer again.
We head back to the chemo room next Wednesday, the 27th. Not exactly the place we wanted to spend our summer.
But not to worry, we are still going to Siesta Key in a couple of weeks. Soooo looking forward to that.
So, yes, this pretty much sucks, but we're not too upset. Just have to put our heads down and plow forward.