Immunotherapy Starts Tomorrow

MarkDavid18
MarkDavid18 Member Posts: 61

Tomorrow I get my first infusion of Yervoy & Opdivo.  I am excited to get started and of course nervous about how I will respond.  I am ready to start fighting back against this nasty cancer.  I can't wait for my immune system to kick in and start kicking some cancer **** Smile.  One day at a time and tomorrow is a BIG day.  

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  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 725 Member
    Good luck for tomorrow......

    Good luck for tomorrow.......thinking of you.

  • stub1969
    stub1969 Member Posts: 954 Member
    Attitude

    You are starting treatment with a great attitude, Mark.  I hope you get a strong and long-term response to this treatment.

    Good luck!!

    Stub

  • Gtngbtr58 @aol.com
    Gtngbtr58 @aol.com Member Posts: 206
    Good luck

    With your new treatment.  Let'em know whose boss!!! June

  • Gtngbtr58 @aol.com
    Gtngbtr58 @aol.com Member Posts: 206
    Good luck

    With your new treatment.  Let'em know whose boss!!! June

  • Mighty Frog
    Mighty Frog Member Posts: 152 Member
    Good luck & All the Best!

    Yes! Go and get them .......

  • LMCRJB13
    LMCRJB13 Member Posts: 84
    Mark - you've got this...kick

    Mark - you've got this...kick some cancer a**!  Best of luck with the treatment...your fighting attitude is infectious.  

    Go get 'em, brother!

    Ryan

  • Tapman63
    Tapman63 Member Posts: 137
    Good Luck!

    Keep the good thoughts and kick some a**!

     

    Jim

  • BoondockSaint
    BoondockSaint Member Posts: 242
    Good luck to you Mark. The

    Good luck to you Mark. The verse below is written on the wall at the Crossfit Box I go to. I look at it daily and think of the many ways that it applies to many facets of life. Go kick **** my friend.

    That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

     

  • Optimisticgirl
    Optimisticgirl Member Posts: 82 Member
    Good luck to you today!

    Knock that cancer to it’s knees and out the door!

     

     

  • Phillyd274
    Phillyd274 Member Posts: 8
    Good luck to you Mark

    I’m praying everything goes well for you today. I love your attitude 

  • AnnissaP
    AnnissaP Member Posts: 632
    Wishing you allllll the best!

    Wishing you allllll the best! Keep that great attitude!!!

  • daisybud
    daisybud Member Posts: 529 Member
    Best wishes

    Sending  prayers your way

  • msjax
    msjax Member Posts: 20
    Many best wishes coming your way!

    Many best wishes coming your way!

  • Manufred
    Manufred Member Posts: 241
    Give it heaps!

    Mark,

    Keep fit and healthy, and hopefully the SE"s will be no more than a small nuisance.

    Immunotherapy has a good chance of getting this crap out of your body, so go for it.

    Best Wishes

  • Deansomers
    Deansomers Member Posts: 4
    edited June 2018 #16
    How are you feeling after

    How are you feeling after your first rd? I just had mine on Tuesday I feel good so far

  • paintergrl
    paintergrl Member Posts: 47
    edited June 2018 #17

    How are you feeling after

    How are you feeling after your first rd? I just had mine on Tuesday I feel good so far

    Glad it went well

    I'm glad you are feeling well so far. I start my treatment next Thursday. Cabo + Keytruda (immunotherapy). Drug trial. I'm more nervous about the SE for the Cabo. I hope Mark is doing Ok and checks in. 

  • Wehavenotimeatall
    Wehavenotimeatall Member Posts: 488 Member
    Mark

    First one over..

    I know you are still in shock but praying you start to get results very soon

    Annie

  • JoeyZ
    JoeyZ Member Posts: 210
    Thinking of you and wishing

    Thinking of you and wishing you all the best!

  • MarkDavid18
    MarkDavid18 Member Posts: 61
    One done ... so far so good

    Good Morning!  Well my first infusion is done and I'm feeling great.  No SEs yet except a little fatigued but hard to say if that is from the threapy or maybe I am just exhausted after going to 15 appointments at Mayo since 5/29.  I am also on daily Lovenox shots to treat my blood clots - that is fun.  Thank you for all the prayers and support - you all are the best!  My next treatment is July 5th and my hope is to stay out of the hospital until then ... that would be a wonderful break Laughing.  Everyday I pray for strength, peace and healing for everyone suffering from this horrible disease.  I am going to keep fighting on until I beat this thing.

  • MarkDavid18
    MarkDavid18 Member Posts: 61

    How are you feeling after

    How are you feeling after your first rd? I just had mine on Tuesday I feel good so far

    Feeling great!

    So far so good.  No SEs ... would love to keep it like that but if they happen I will deal with them.  Are you also on Opdio & Yervoy?  As fas as life expectancy - I was given a year but I'm not going to let that get in the way of my fight against this cancer.  There have been signifcant advances in therapy options for Stage IV RCC in the last year so the data that they base outcomes is out-of-date.  I hope that you continue to feel good and that you avoid any SEs.  Good luck on your fight ... we got this!!