Jan 17, 2014 - 9:32 am
I got my scans yesterday at Cleveland Clinic . All clear ! Nivolumab continues to kick cancers butt . I also got my 36th infusion . After more than two years on this treatment the very few mild side effects which I might once have experienced have faded away completely . The only side effects I ever had were a little tiredness and dry , flakey skin . I was always bothered with dry skin during the winter months and after I started Nivolumab it got worse but this winter , for the first time in at least forty years I've had no dry skin at all. Any tiredness also seems to be a thing of the past .
I have to believe that Nivolumab is the most gentle cancer treatment that could possibly be imagined . Also extremely effective at doing it's job . The thought that my own immune system is killing cancer is a great feeling too . It gives me a sense of personal involvment I guess . I feel like Nivolumab took the handcuffs off my immune system allowing me to personally pound cancer into submission . I like to imagine one cancer cel telling another cancer cel , " Don't mess with this dude , he'll kick your arse ! " I don't know if it helps to think this way but I 'm pretty sure it can't hurt . It beats heck out of feeling like a helpless victom.