Current plans with radiation

foxhd
foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
....Damn, I just lost a half hour of typing. I was so eloquent too. Excellent Star Trek references. Can't do it twice.


Met with my Dr. today to finalize my plans for radiation to my rib and T6 spine.... I have had fantastic results from MDX-1106. It has devoured more tumors than anyone should ever get. Only a couple left in my soft tissue but we'll kick their **** also. Even had bone mets get destroyed. But somehow a couple of newer invaders have taken up space in my left lower rib and T6 spine. My oncologist said "It's time to get rid of them too."

So I have had more scans. I've been tattooed for reference points. The first radiation will be on the rib. 5 sessions. Once a day. Weekends not included. Then the spine for 3 sessions, every other day. It should start thursday.
It will be a busy 2-3 weeks but what the hell. I had no plans except survival anyway.

I had hoped to ride my motorcycle today to my appt. But was unable to lift my leg to use the brake. (due to pain). I decided riding wouldn't be a good idea, so I drove. Here's hoping that I don't have to do that again.

Infusion tomorrow. Maybe zometa too. My bod will be in an **** kicking mood. Thank your lucky stars that you aren't my cancer! I'll post updates as I go along.

FLY!
Fox.
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  • Stros2013
    Stros2013 Member Posts: 31
    Inspiration
    Fox....best of luck and thank you for the perspective. relatively new here and have enjoyed
    your outlook and perspective. It's refreshing and serves to remind some of us newer folks that the future begins today.

    Kick some **** tomorrow. CC
  • NewDay
    NewDay Member Posts: 272
    And kick **** you will!
    Fox,

    Clearly cancer doesn't know who he's dealing with. I have no doubt you can do this. Be sure to keep us posted.

    Kathy
  • pjune127
    pjune127 Member Posts: 127
    Fox~
    You are on my mind. I am still waiting to hear from SCRI about the anti-PD1 trial that I am supposed to get in. They should call me sometime this week to set up a time for me to go to Nashville. I can only hope and pray that my results are as good as yours. It's a shame the Inlyta did not work for me, but I believe everything happens for a reason and this will allow me to participate in the clinical trial.

    I hope and pray the radiation zaps the crap out of your mets! Keep us informed. I'm cheering you on. You are my role model.

    XO Paula
  • Limelife50
    Limelife50 Member Posts: 476
    Good Luck
    I hope when you are done with these latest treatments you will be able to resume a much less hectic life for a long time you deserve a nice long break,good luck Fox.
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,360 Member

    Good Luck
    I hope when you are done with these latest treatments you will be able to resume a much less hectic life for a long time you deserve a nice long break,good luck Fox.

    Keep the Harley running
    Fox,

    May this be just a slight delay in your riding days ahead.

    Icemantoo
  • garym
    garym Member Posts: 1,647
    Kicking it...
    Foxy,

    Now that's a couple tattoos worth getting, wear them with pride as a reminder of when you kicked cancer's ****!! As reported by others here, radiation has proven effective on bone mets, multiply that by the power of MDX and I see NED in your future. Fall is a great time to ride and you should be back in the saddle in plenty of time for a color tour.

    Hang tuff,

    Gary
  • dl650a
    dl650a Member Posts: 37
    Good luck
    Fox,
    Good luck and continue to kick butt. Then you can gt back on the bike.

    Ed
  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896 Member
    Game Plan
    Okay Clint - "MAKE OUR DAY". Stomp it!

    Did I ever tell you your attitude is AWESOME?
  • tacyarts
    tacyarts Member Posts: 73
    alice124 said:

    Game Plan
    Okay Clint - "MAKE OUR DAY". Stomp it!

    Did I ever tell you your attitude is AWESOME?

    Fox
    It sounds like your mind is right Fox, now go kick a little ****!!
  • DMike
    DMike Member Posts: 259
    Good Luck!
    As I've said before, you are our resident RCC badass! Best of luck to you. KICK ****!
    --David
  • adman
    adman Member Posts: 336
    DMike said:

    Good Luck!
    As I've said before, you are our resident RCC badass! Best of luck to you. KICK ****!
    --David

    Kick butt....


    ...like you need me/ us to remind you to do that ;)

    BEST!
  • JackieP125
    JackieP125 Member Posts: 56
    SENDING LUCK
    I am keeping you in my prayers as you have been such an inspiration to everyone on this site. I am amazed every time I read your posts. It is apparent to all of us that CANCER PICKED THE WRONG PERSON when it picked you. Keep us posted on your progress. We have all grown quite attached to you Fox.
  • jam66
    jam66 Member Posts: 55
    you'll kick it!
    Hi Fox. This is just another bump in the road. I know you'll kick butt. I'm thinking of you and sending good, healing thoughts your way....

    Jennifer
  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,024 Member
    jam66 said:

    you'll kick it!
    Hi Fox. This is just another bump in the road. I know you'll kick butt. I'm thinking of you and sending good, healing thoughts your way....

    Jennifer

    Power UPppppp
    Looks like you've got the gang cheering for you. Eyeryone concentrate your good wish messages to Fox.

    But at least you could take your car to the Doc...think what would happen if a dog couldn't lift his leg.
    Donna :)
  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    Stros2013 said:

    Inspiration
    Fox....best of luck and thank you for the perspective. relatively new here and have enjoyed
    your outlook and perspective. It's refreshing and serves to remind some of us newer folks that the future begins today.

    Kick some **** tomorrow. CC

    Future begins today
    CC, Thanks. Yeah, you may be newer but that does not carry less weight around here. I feel like a quarterback. Now you know the game plan. Any questions? No? Good. Now GO GET THEM!!!
  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    NewDay said:

    And kick **** you will!
    Fox,

    Clearly cancer doesn't know who he's dealing with. I have no doubt you can do this. Be sure to keep us posted.

    Kathy

    Kick ****.
    Thanx Kathy. Of course we kick ****. I know a guy who would just lie down and wait to die. It would be too much effort to fight. That doesn't happen around here. We do this together. Fox.
  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    pjune127 said:

    Fox~
    You are on my mind. I am still waiting to hear from SCRI about the anti-PD1 trial that I am supposed to get in. They should call me sometime this week to set up a time for me to go to Nashville. I can only hope and pray that my results are as good as yours. It's a shame the Inlyta did not work for me, but I believe everything happens for a reason and this will allow me to participate in the clinical trial.

    I hope and pray the radiation zaps the crap out of your mets! Keep us informed. I'm cheering you on. You are my role model.

    XO Paula

    And I think of you
    Thanx Paula. I agree that maybe the Inlyta didn't work for the long term because if it did, you would have missed out on something that works better and is more tolerable. I wish I could find something closer to home for you. In the meantime, We're gonna ZAP the CRAP out of me. Thanks. Love you Paula. Now you do well. Fox.
  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member

    Good Luck
    I hope when you are done with these latest treatments you will be able to resume a much less hectic life for a long time you deserve a nice long break,good luck Fox.

    Less hectic life?
    Limelife, I have to admit that I have had an easy go of this. It's one of these things where I feel guilty for just not having too tough a time of all this. I may change my mind after radiation. But I doubt it. Thanx. Fox.
  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    garym said:

    Kicking it...
    Foxy,

    Now that's a couple tattoos worth getting, wear them with pride as a reminder of when you kicked cancer's ****!! As reported by others here, radiation has proven effective on bone mets, multiply that by the power of MDX and I see NED in your future. Fall is a great time to ride and you should be back in the saddle in plenty of time for a color tour.

    Hang tuff,

    Gary

    Hey Buddy
    Oh, I'll be riding shortly. We have a ride planned to the Berkshires where we get a rueben that is so big it is served on an open plate. Plus it is at a brewhouse. Just down the street from Alice's restaurant. ( not too many members here will be familiar with Arlo's thanksgiving anti war protest song.) Besides, I don't want a pickle, .just want to ride my motorsickle." Thanx Gary. Fox.

    You know, if I ever get a tattoo, maybe it will be "x's" at my radiation sites. Good idea.
  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    dl650a said:

    Good luck
    Fox,
    Good luck and continue to kick butt. Then you can gt back on the bike.

    Ed

    Damn yeah
    Ed, I'll ride within a week. Maybe 2 at the most. What do you think about permanent tatts on the radiation marks? Like 6-8 black X's. That would get people wondering. Thanx.