Mike ended up in the hospital the morning afer his first infusion in terrible pain.We don’t think it was related to the MK-3475.We really think it was from the pain he had from the needle biopsy,and it just kept getting… Continue Reading
This is a great link about what Immunotherapy is!Immunotherapy: The new weapon in the fight against cancer – Yahoo News.
Because Mike has been on this pesky liquid diet since the tumor is obstructing his stomach opening, I am constantly on the look out for high calorie drinks,and meals to serve him. He has lost so much weight, it literally… Continue Reading
I’m sure the card on the back of the chair said no wifes allowed on their husbands laps during treatment!
We started the Immunotherapy clinical trial on March 17th. We travelled to Pittsburgh on Sunday(coincidently my 48th birthday).Monday morning,we got over to the hospital at 7am, for a cat scan and needle biopsy of the liver.We didn’t get out until almost 3pm. Mike… Continue Reading
A little about MK-3475. It is an antibody. Antibodies are proteins that the immune system uses to fight infection.It has been designed to block PD-1.PD-1 is a molecule that shuts the immune response to infection or a cancer cell. So..an… Continue Reading
After 6 grueling months of chemo consisting of gemcitabine and cisplatin that stopped working, Mike was accepted into a clinical trial that consisted of Trametinib that worked for 7 months,and then stopped working sometime in January. Mike had a genetic test… Continue Reading
Lynch Syndrome is generally an inherited condition. The way I understand it is that we are all born with 2 repair genes. They go behind our DNA strands and get rid of the DNA mismatches. Mike was born with only 1 repair gene.So, when you… Continue Reading
So, yesterday I was doing my daily post office run to drop off my orders. My husband Mike was driving. We pull up, I go inside. On the way out, I run into Jesse from the salon.Hey girl, How are… Continue Reading
So, you know how you get to middle age,and you are multi tasking and doing all kinds of stuff at once, juggling all your balls in the air, and then oops one falls? Yes.. you do something so dumb.. I… Continue Reading