It took a bit of work but I finally started a new chemotherapy treatment last Friday.
Since I don’t have private health insurance I had to apply for compassionate coverage from the drug manufacturer. Thankfully I was approved and that process only delayed my treatment by a week.
The new drug is Cetuximab which is apparently similar to Panitumumab which I was on for 4 years with good results. I was told to expect similar side affects like sensitivity to the sun and they basically guaranteed that I would get a rash.
I also received a referral to a radiation trial in London. My appointment is next week.
Thank God that there are still treatment options available for me and that I was able to be approved for compassionate coverage of the new drug.
Pray that this treatment works and as before blows away my doctor’s expectations of how long it will keep working!