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Off for a scan in Baltimore

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Wish me luck people

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Footstomper,

 

Good luck on the scan. Don't start a riot over this.

 

Icemantoo

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Best of luck! Hope it's good news, Footstomper.

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Praying for great results!  

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 good luck and God bless you 

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Good luck, Stomper.

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Get the results on Tuesday

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smiled and said "Cheese."

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No expectations good or bad. It is what it is and will be what it will be.

 

 

OMG! I'm turning into Doris Day!

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Good luck stomper

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Good luck  and come back with good result footstomper. Forough

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Lumps are all a bit bigger, but not as big as they might have been. Going to try a new drug. Starts with E. I'll have a beer to keep me going

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Stomps! How did I miss this post?

So sorry to hear that the lumps are a bit bigger - but at least not as big as they might have been!

Good luck with your new drug. Wishing you the best of success - and least of side effects!

Enjoy your beer!

Big hugs

Jojo

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That's tough. Still, you've a great attitude! The one thing in our control is our attitude.

Have 2 beers. One for me. I'd like mine to be an IPA if you have it. :)

Hugs,

Todd

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Sorry to hear they got a little bigger but hopefully the new meds will be more successful in shrinking them. I would say have a glass of wine on me but I don't think it's good mix beer with wine :)

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Everolimus? Aka Afinitor?

That is wat I've been on for a couple of weeks since Votrient stopped working after six months. Just on it ten days but I haven't experienced any side effects so way different than Votrient.

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My wife seems to have taken all my paperwork with her to work so I cant check.

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As I understood from feading these boards, the drug which haven't worked for someone could work for the others. So it is necessary to search for "your" drug, and seems your doctors are trying it now. Don't give up and continue searching!

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Axitinib. Anyone had any experience of this?

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It's also known as Inlyta.  It failed me.  It's very similar to Sutent and Votrient as it is another TKI (Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor).  It blocks the formation of new "private" blood vessels that would feed your tumors.

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Hopefully this new drug will work for you.  You're been through a lot and deserve a break. 

firedude21

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Bummer, Stomp. But only a bit bigger, right? That's good - we always grab onto the good and focus on that! How do you feel, day to day? Can you get around and do what you want to do? In any pain? Here's hoping Inlyta does the trick. Do you have any activity or trips planned? Looking ahead to doing something pleasant & fun keeps me from dwelling too much on my RCC situation. It's a good strategy. That and going outdoors in the sun - in your case, sipping an ice-cold beer in the sunshine!

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Sometimes it takes a few tries to find what works. Keep the faith. They will take care of you.

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And I'm following your trail. What could go wrong? Sometimes it just makes me angry. And then I get up the next day and get on with it. I will however own my anger.

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Did you kick it guv....hope you are well

Tim

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New drug, no massive side effects. So no probs! I see the doc again on 26th May.

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Sorry mate for some reason didnt see the posts re your scan results....and have just read through. A bit bigger eh....bugger....you deserve good news, hang in there mate keep up that positive attitude that gives everyone on here a boost. Enjoy those beers today and look forward to the one you will enjoy tomorrow. I picked that up from someone who inspired me on here :) Take care Hammer.

Tim

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I aint died today. Dont intend to die tomorrow. Actually no intention of dying at all

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I do not know what Inlyta is doing to the cancer but its kicking my butt. Diarrhea (but not as violent as Sutent) and constant nausea are doing my brian in. I'm hoping the oncologist has got some solutions.

If anyone has any ideas, let me know

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There are several prescription drugs for nausea.  Are you taking any?

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This started last wednesday,  just after I smugly boasted my lack of side effects. Ive also developed a pain in my side and lower back.I will be seeing my onc tomorrow so I'm hoping he can fix it. Hope youre doing OK

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Thank you Footstomper (and JoJo).

I have no doubt your onc can suggest some drugs that should help.

JoJo - my next CT-scan is this Thursday.  For the pain and discomfort I have been experiencing I switched to Fentanyl 3-day patch.  It works great the first day (today) but, for me at least, it wears off before the 72 hours is up.  Very frustrating.  When it wears off I become extremely fatigued.

Best wishes,

 

-Neil

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Good luck. And Good luck with the pain management. I confess that when I was in hospital with the IL2 treatment I really came to appreciate morphine. Ill never forget the nurse who had just got back from Afghanistan (and needed some civilian experience or qualification - I dont know what). He introduced himself by asking my pain leveland saying "Oh, if you say five or more you can have morphine" Definately 6 then.

And all the pain goes away

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Good luck tomorrow, Stomps! I was hoping these ones wouldn't have that effect on you.

Neil, I hope you are doing okay. Thinking about you a lot.

Hugs,

Jojo

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Docs prescribed me Zofran which seems to stop the nausea.

Neil, I appreciate you posting. I know its an effort for you right now but its good to hear from you

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Hey buddy, I thought I answered this post..know I was reading responses too..duh! Dbl Duh!!

Sorry for the side effects. Have you received help for those effects?

You are in my thoughts and prayers for better days.

Great attitude..but still ENUFF!!

Hugs, Jan

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The nausea makes me a somewhat less than happy bunny. Hopefully the zoloft will deal with that! A nauseus, short tempered teacher and a room full of self righteous 10th grade homone monsters does not a happy combination make.

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So glad the Dr. could provide you with a medicine that will help take that nausea away.  Hope you feel much better Footstomper, you are one of the braves ones and your sense of humor is a blessing that helps so very much to chase away the fears and the sad long faces!

Do I remember correctly you mentioned being a scotsman?  My mom's dad was from Scotland so I too must have a little of that scottish blood running in my veins.  Cheers!  

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English through and through.

Just think of me as Dick van Dike from Mary Poppins ( with a slightly better accent).

 

Actually probably best not to, but you get the idea

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