Treatment #8

Hopefully before I get this post finished I’ll actually be receiving treatment number 8. For some reason I’m on the hit list with the pharmacy when it comes to getting my cocktail no matter how early get in. Whoa is me the pain and suffering that I must endure. <joking>

My regular nurse is on vacation (how dare she abandon me like this) thankfully Paula is filling in for her and is equally adept at impaling my mediport. Christina and the good doctor don’t like my cholesterol numbers (no one ever has) and so they are adding niacin to the ever increasing laundry list of little pills that I have to take. <joy>

In my last update I mentioned that the radiologist thought he saw a shadow from a new lesion in my last CT Scan. Dr. Pishvaian was supposed to have gone to Community Radiology who performed the scan and get with their radiologist to review the last 3 scans. I asked him if he’d gotten a chance to do that and he apologized for not getting back to me and that he had. He said that the radiologist out at CR conquered with his radiologist at Georgetown that the shadow they were seeing was also in the scan I had done in October – meaning this wasn’t anything new. It’s not that there isn’t anything there it’s just that it’s barely discernible and hasn’t grown any. So this makes for a complete win with either things shrinking slightly or staying the same.

I have to get yet another CT Scan done at the end of next week as part of the clinical trial protocol that I’m on. If this one turns out anything like the last I’d be more than a little inclined to believe that the MEDI4736 is doing it’s thing.  I’ll be honest with that there are times when the pessimist in me wonders when the other shoe is going to drop. Thankfully the Bob Newhart realist in me screams for me to Stop It by pointing out that I’ve had 4 months of “side effect free” normal living.

2016-10-31T07:39:01-04:00 January 27th, 2014|Categories: Cancer Update|5 Comments


  1. rose blondellRose Blondell January 27, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Happy for the good news.
    Must say though that these math questions at the bottom are a challenge — remember I did not take calculus!

    • Michael Kenney January 28, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Yeah it’s pretty sad when you’ve got to actually think for a second before answering those basic math problems. I even take pause now and then so don’t feel bad.

    • rose blondellRose Blondell January 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

      I was trying to make a funny joke, Mike, as you make funnies in your messages. Glad you can still make jokes even when things are heavy!

  2. Keri Jacobs January 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    This all seems good to hear. Uneventful is nice. I’m glad you share and post. We pray for you.

  3. Molly Bascom January 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Mike,
    YAY! Praying and smiling.

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