I have health insurance again, as of five days ago. Trial back on track with scans last week and labs and a review tomorrow.
However, my relief at regaining coverage is tempered by some unaccustomed anxiety.
For more than a month now my upper lobe—all that remains on the left side—has been making a crackling noise when I exhale. I know this noise and there’s nothing good about it. In addition, I have experienced an occasional cough and some shortness of breath as well as some streaking of blood in my sputum.
Best case scenario, this is an infection. But the fact that two rounds of antibiotics have not knocked it down is not encouraging.
This wouldn’t be my first time at the rodeo but damn, I’ve gotten nicely accustomed to an easier ride. Of note, lorlatinib was just granted FDA approval. This is the third time I’ve been in a first in human trial where the experimental therapeutic has gotten approved for prescribed use. A good feeling, that.
And now for a stable scan.