Yesterday was great !

Frank302
Frank302 Member Posts: 71

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.

Comments

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181
    Happy Feeling

    What a happy feeling! The nivolumab was nearly side effect free for me too. A little fatigue or maybe I just got lazy. Enjoy your health.

  • twinthings
    twinthings Member Posts: 409
    Yay!!

    That's wonderful news, Frank!  So happy for you.  I'm sure you're reeling with excitement. 

     

    Cheers to a healthy 2014!!

  • Frank302
    Frank302 Member Posts: 71

    Yay!!

    That's wonderful news, Frank!  So happy for you.  I'm sure you're reeling with excitement. 

     

    Cheers to a healthy 2014!!

    Thanks a bunch guys .

    I prey  that all the members of this group have a great year .

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    Frank302 said:

    Thanks a bunch guys .

    I prey  that all the members of this group have a great year .

    Hi Frank,
    So happy to hear

    Hi Frank,

    So happy to hear the super news! This year has been pretty amazing for so mamy people on this forum.

    Enjoy and celebrate!

    Hugs,

    Jojo

  • TillieSOK
    TillieSOK Member Posts: 252
    That is great news, Frank!

    That is great news, Frank!

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member
    TillieSOK said:

    That is great news, Frank!

    That is great news, Frank!

    WOW Frank Celebrate your

    WOW Frank Celebrate your victory over this nasty cancer !!

    I love your analogy and attitude=winning!!!

    Continue good health! Glad to know you have had little to no side effects..good for those newcomers who would have no idea.

    Warmly, Jan

  • Darron
    Darron Member Posts: 310
    Almost 2 years!!!!

    Keep Rolling, that is great. at two years out, how often are your scans?

  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,360 Member
    Darron said:

    Almost 2 years!!!!

    Keep Rolling, that is great. at two years out, how often are your scans?

    Terrific story

    Frank,

     

    I hope your story continues with a nedsence plot throughout.

     

    Icemantoo

  • Frank302
    Frank302 Member Posts: 71
    icemantoo said:

    Terrific story

    Frank,

     

    I hope your story continues with a nedsence plot throughout.

     

    Icemantoo

    Thanks again everyone .

    Your words of encouragement are much appreciated .

    Darron  I now get scans every twelve weeks .

  • Septemberzoe
    Septemberzoe Member Posts: 49
    Frank302 said:

    Thanks again everyone .

    Your words of encouragement are much appreciated .

    Darron  I now get scans every twelve weeks .

    Yay!

    So glad to share in your good news...celebrate and enjoy! Happy new year!

  • Frank302
    Frank302 Member Posts: 71

    Yay!

    So glad to share in your good news...celebrate and enjoy! Happy new year!

    You guys are the best !

    What a great team of cheerleaders !