Aug 22, 2012 - 7:49 pm
Well, here we go. Of course, there is a refresher for old, and a synopsis for new.
I get my infusions every 3 weeks. Scans every 6 weeks.
Now it is summer 2012. Back hurts. Too much. Did not let it bother me and rode and camped several thousand miles on my motorcycle. Bumps in the road hurt. But, the last couple soft tissue tumors are small and stable. Good news. However, T6 tumor has doubled in size. Rib tumor growing. Time for an adjustment to my treatment. I am given zometa via IV to help my bones. I am being scheduled for targeted radiation to blast my bone tumors.
I will have to investigate why this might work considering that chemo or radiation are not effective treatments in general. It's possible that by breaking up the tumors, the MDX can be more effective.
Just a blip in the road. I've had an easy battle since the start of MDX-1106, or also called Anti- PD1. Now a little modification to my treatment. Oh well. I have an excuse not to stack firewood. I'll behave for awhile and do more as I improve.
I've been one lucky son of a gun. That's not about to change. I'm still the poster boy for beating RCC.