What a WONDERFUL day

foxhd
foxhd Member Posts: 3,181

As I sit waiting for my infusion to begin, I am presenting a glow and sense of well being. For the past week I've been virtuay painless in my ribs and spine. Groovey! My blood work has just returned and is perfect! Let's see, what else could be important........ummm.......Oh yeah, For the past week or so, my energy is super. Running 2.5 miles every other day. Weight training at about a 2/3's intensity from my norm. .....anything else......I almost forgot,(yeah right)...My scans show NO soft tissue mets anywhere! None in my lungs, none in my liver, none in my lymph nodes! What a way to start my day on this first day of spring. There is one stable lesion in my spine. (We take stable). Another fracture in my rt rib (that makes 2 or 3 rib fractures). This has been the source of my pain, but the lesion is smaller and no different intervention is required. Funny how rib fractures hurt like hell for a while but then just stop hurting. But that teensy bit of a problem is of no issue to me. This is AWESOME! UNBELIEVABLE! Thank You Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven!!!! Thank You MDX-1106! Thank You Dr. Kluger! (she was away today so I missed my hug). And thanks to all on this board. None of us have to go through this alone.We have shared each others thrills and disappointments. You are all my most appreciated friends. Thank you, thank you......I am a happy boy, a happy boy, a happy boy, ....all together now. Key of C, I am a happy boy............Fox loves you!

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  • garym
    garym Member Posts: 1,647
    JUST EFFING INCREDIBLE!!!

    I'm speechless (doesn't happen often) too choked up to even type...WOWZER!!

  • Texas_wedge
    Texas_wedge Member Posts: 2,798
    WONDERFUL DAY INDEED

    STUPENDOUS!!!

  • Limelife50
    Limelife50 Member Posts: 476
    1st Day of Spring

    AHHH yes here in Chicago the temp this time of year sould be around 50 degrees but it happens to be right aroung 25 degrees and with the wind gusting at times you get this nice fresh crispy feeling well with that said what a beautifull day it is!!!!Congratulations Fox it does not get any better than this enjoy the moment and ROCK ON!!!

  • DMike
    DMike Member Posts: 259
    Fantastic

    Fox,

    I'm so very, very happy for you and just think of how many people you will help in the future. You don't know how much you motivate all of us. I'm very close to getting my ducks in a row for new treatment. I have a lot of hope for a good outcome and you are one of my sources of hope. Thank you!

    --David

  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896
    Kick off to Spring!

    Thrilled Fox. You've kicked off many of our Spring 2013 with smiles, woohoos, and hope. You're such an inspiration of good karma in motion. We love you right back!

  • cancerat46
    cancerat46 Member Posts: 52
    Happy Boys ROCK!!

    Your post just made me tear up!!  I am soooooooo happy and excited for you!

     

    Congrats!!!!!!

  • AprilandChuck
    AprilandChuck Member Posts: 110
    Love It :D

    What wonderful news :D enjoy your day :D Thanks for sharing with us!! Hugggsssssss

  • angec
    angec Member Posts: 924
    HOORAY!

    Zippidy Doo Da, Zippidy Ya!   That is excellent! Just Excellent! Question.... is MDX the same as BMS Nivoulamb?  Just wondering.  Mom had some scans yesterday and we are pretty anxious to see what they reveal. She has been on 400 mgs of votrient for about 8 weeks and off last week and a few days here and there in between.  I hope we get some good news! We sure can use it!  Rock on Fox! 

     

    Oh. what doseage do they give you if you dom't mind me asking?  Also, are there any side affects like high blood pressure etc? I wonder when this drug will be approved.

  • angec
    angec Member Posts: 924
    HOORAY!

    Zippidy Doo Da, Zippidy Ya!   That is excellent! Just Excellent! Question.... is MDX the same as BMS Nivoulamb?  Just wondering.  Mom had some scans yesterday and we are pretty anxious to see what they reveal. She has been on 400 mgs of votrient for about 8 weeks and off last week and a few days here and there in between.  I hope we get some good news! We sure can use it!  Rock on Fox! 

     

    Oh. what doseage do they give you if you dom't mind me asking?  Also, are there any side affects like high blood pressure etc? I wonder when this drug will be approved.

  • MDCinSC
    MDCinSC Member Posts: 574
    WOOT WOOT WOOT!

    Outstanding news!  I think I'll have a wee dram of Lagavulin to celebrate your good news before going to bed tonight! n Excellent stuff!  I am very excited for you!

  • garym
    garym Member Posts: 1,647
    MDCinSC said:

    WOOT WOOT WOOT!

    Outstanding news!  I think I'll have a wee dram of Lagavulin to celebrate your good news before going to bed tonight! n Excellent stuff!  I am very excited for you!

    Lagavulin...

    By the looks of your picture you may have had too much already!

  • MDCinSC
    MDCinSC Member Posts: 574
    garym said:

    Lagavulin...

    By the looks of your picture you may have had too much already!

    Got plenty!

    Come on down!  I'm pouring!

  • NanoSecond
    NanoSecond Member Posts: 653
    Yes, incredibly wonderful day

    Congratulations, Fox!

    Well done!!

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181

    Yes, incredibly wonderful day

    Congratulations, Fox!

    Well done!!

    Smiles

    The talk of kidney cancer becoming a manageble chronic disease is oh so close. (burp,..Bartender, another Bass ale over here!).. Thanks everyone. What a great day. You just never know what the next scan will show. But I AM feeling good. I'll bet I am ready to swing a golf club as soon as the snow melts.(if it stops snowing). However, We must be cautious about getting too excited. You never know when a new met will show up. But, Who is gonna bet against me? I have been soooooo....lucky. Was told today that the timing of when I got to Yale and the availability of the MDX trial, was in about a single week window. Any earlier or any later and the spot I was given would not have been available. It gives me shivers. Karma? Who knows. Again, why me? But I don't need an answer. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ...I really need to think about lottery tickets, but that might be a curse in disguise. Maybe one winner is all I should ask for.

    Remember when you got married and your cheeks hurt after smiling all night? I think I have it again.

    Angec, yes it is nivolumab.

     

  • one putt
    one putt Member Posts: 72
    angec said:

    HOORAY!

    Zippidy Doo Da, Zippidy Ya!   That is excellent! Just Excellent! Question.... is MDX the same as BMS Nivoulamb?  Just wondering.  Mom had some scans yesterday and we are pretty anxious to see what they reveal. She has been on 400 mgs of votrient for about 8 weeks and off last week and a few days here and there in between.  I hope we get some good news! We sure can use it!  Rock on Fox! 

     

    Oh. what doseage do they give you if you dom't mind me asking?  Also, are there any side affects like high blood pressure etc? I wonder when this drug will be approved.

    MDX-1106 Dosage

    My dosage of MDX is 2mg/kg of body weight. Iknow Fox's is higher, it's either 5mg or 10mg.I'm sure he'll let you know.

  • Texas_wedge
    Texas_wedge Member Posts: 2,798
    foxhd said:

    Smiles

    The talk of kidney cancer becoming a manageble chronic disease is oh so close. (burp,..Bartender, another Bass ale over here!).. Thanks everyone. What a great day. You just never know what the next scan will show. But I AM feeling good. I'll bet I am ready to swing a golf club as soon as the snow melts.(if it stops snowing). However, We must be cautious about getting too excited. You never know when a new met will show up. But, Who is gonna bet against me? I have been soooooo....lucky. Was told today that the timing of when I got to Yale and the availability of the MDX trial, was in about a single week window. Any earlier or any later and the spot I was given would not have been available. It gives me shivers. Karma? Who knows. Again, why me? But I don't need an answer. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ...I really need to think about lottery tickets, but that might be a curse in disguise. Maybe one winner is all I should ask for.

    Remember when you got married and your cheeks hurt after smiling all night? I think I have it again.

    Angec, yes it is nivolumab.

     

    More smiles!

    bam u lovin   it,  Fox! Don't hang back in praisin that drug: 

    niv o  lumab   it's sure been some story so far and may it go on for countless more episodes.

  • hydrangea
    hydrangea Member Posts: 32
    foxhd said:

    Smiles

    The talk of kidney cancer becoming a manageble chronic disease is oh so close. (burp,..Bartender, another Bass ale over here!).. Thanks everyone. What a great day. You just never know what the next scan will show. But I AM feeling good. I'll bet I am ready to swing a golf club as soon as the snow melts.(if it stops snowing). However, We must be cautious about getting too excited. You never know when a new met will show up. But, Who is gonna bet against me? I have been soooooo....lucky. Was told today that the timing of when I got to Yale and the availability of the MDX trial, was in about a single week window. Any earlier or any later and the spot I was given would not have been available. It gives me shivers. Karma? Who knows. Again, why me? But I don't need an answer. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ...I really need to think about lottery tickets, but that might be a curse in disguise. Maybe one winner is all I should ask for.

    Remember when you got married and your cheeks hurt after smiling all night? I think I have it again.

    Angec, yes it is nivolumab.

     

    Smiles

    Fox,

    Congradulations!!!!   You are an inspiration to all.  Celebrate this good news and don't look back, only forward.

    Fondly,

    Diane

  • one putt
    one putt Member Posts: 72
    foxhd said:

    Smiles

    The talk of kidney cancer becoming a manageble chronic disease is oh so close. (burp,..Bartender, another Bass ale over here!).. Thanks everyone. What a great day. You just never know what the next scan will show. But I AM feeling good. I'll bet I am ready to swing a golf club as soon as the snow melts.(if it stops snowing). However, We must be cautious about getting too excited. You never know when a new met will show up. But, Who is gonna bet against me? I have been soooooo....lucky. Was told today that the timing of when I got to Yale and the availability of the MDX trial, was in about a single week window. Any earlier or any later and the spot I was given would not have been available. It gives me shivers. Karma? Who knows. Again, why me? But I don't need an answer. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ...I really need to think about lottery tickets, but that might be a curse in disguise. Maybe one winner is all I should ask for.

    Remember when you got married and your cheeks hurt after smiling all night? I think I have it again.

    Angec, yes it is nivolumab.

     

    Smiles

    Fox, At the risk of one of Gary's famous responses, let me piggyback on Alice's congratulations on your excellent progress. As a fellow MDX patient I have closely followed your posts, and from day one have used your results as a goal for myself. Keep up the good work .

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181
    foxhd said:

    Smiles

    The talk of kidney cancer becoming a manageble chronic disease is oh so close. (burp,..Bartender, another Bass ale over here!).. Thanks everyone. What a great day. You just never know what the next scan will show. But I AM feeling good. I'll bet I am ready to swing a golf club as soon as the snow melts.(if it stops snowing). However, We must be cautious about getting too excited. You never know when a new met will show up. But, Who is gonna bet against me? I have been soooooo....lucky. Was told today that the timing of when I got to Yale and the availability of the MDX trial, was in about a single week window. Any earlier or any later and the spot I was given would not have been available. It gives me shivers. Karma? Who knows. Again, why me? But I don't need an answer. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ...I really need to think about lottery tickets, but that might be a curse in disguise. Maybe one winner is all I should ask for.

    Remember when you got married and your cheeks hurt after smiling all night? I think I have it again.

    Angec, yes it is nivolumab.

     

    dose

    The post dropped the rest of my reply. Angec, the dose is 10 mg/kg of body weight. It is the highest dosage. Other dosages are .3 or 2 mg/kg. I heard talk that down the road, a quarterly or semi annually dose may be given as a "maintainance" thingy. If there are side effects, I don't notice them anymore. Maybe dry skin and ?fatigue. Not worth being concerned over.

  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member
    Spring

    Fox,

     

    Its time to get back on the motorcycle again.

     

    Icemantoo