Jul 11, 2012 - 8:46 pm
Well here we go. I was very anxious going to treatment today. Afraid that I was no longer responding because of the pain I've had in my back and ribs.....First a quick refresher...Left radical nephrectomy March 2011. By October mets in lungs, liver lymph nodes. Told I might not make it to spring 2012. I started being screened for the MDX-1106 trial drug which was showing great promise. But my cancer now was in my spine and pelvis by this point. Tremendous pain and living on percocets. Then the miracle began. I qualified for the study. I began infusions every three weeks at the maximum dosage they could give. And I started getting BETTER!!!!!!!!
Todays scan results now state that the dozen or so lung mets I had are GONE! Liver is also clear! 2 chest nodes continue to shrink!!!! Pelvis and spine have healed. The bad news is that I have evidence of a couple new lesions in my spine, sternum and ribs.
But I tolerated the infusion well today and my oncologist thinks that the osseous lesions are inflammed from the drug and they will improve also. I am feeling good about that. Pain is not holding me back from exercise, running or golfing. In fact, I intend to take a 700-800 mile bike trip this weekend. .......So, is life good or what?
Thanks to all for everyones support and faith that I will continue to do well. The worst part is knowing that not everyone else can have my good fortune. So, I am going to continue to improve and help pave the way for everyones cure.
FOX LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!