Monday, March 25, 2013
My neck is clear of tumors!
This was my last of 4 infusions. Next, I will be scanned on April 3 and will see the physician for results on April 5 with John. We are planning on going to the beach afterward for a night so I may not blog for several days after that. I am not anticipating much change this first scan, I am told that Yervoy can be in your system for 6 months and may take that long to see change in the tumor size. I will not receive an infusion for the next 12 weeks. Instead, I will be scanned and see the doctor once per month during this time. If my physician determines that indeed the Yervoy is effective for me, I will start another 4 doses at a much higher level (from 3 to 10mg) in July. This is also dependent on the current trial of patients who are receiving 10mg. If they are unable to tolerate this dose, a new level will be determined and that's where they will start me in July. That's about all I know about my course of treatment for now.
I have appreciated going to MD Anderson less. Last year, I was there every other week. This year, I have been going every third week. It really made a difference and now once per month, I feel free.
Spring Break is long over and we are truly on what I always feel like is the downhill slide with the semester. I am starting to engage new work and projects, which is always fun and exciting. There is some quote out there about "if you love your work, you will never work a day in your life."
Love, Peace, and Acceptance