There is a variety of drugs that can be used in a variety of combinations and I will be starting on the first 'cocktail' next week. It's a combination of tablet and injection in a 3 week cycle - 2 weeks on and 1 week off with the single injection session happening in week 1.
Side effects are expected to be minimal and if they do get too bad, then the cocktail changes to another combination of drugs. And I won't lose my hair.
The one happy piece of news from today is that he (the oncologist) has some patients who are still alive after being on these drugs for as many as 5 years. Now here's the challenge - to see if I can beat that and by how much! And he says that my quality of life will not change much.
I'll keep you posted.