Update from Sam

Hurry up and wait…

9 Jun , 2015  

Sorry for a bit of a delay in my posting. Been in a bit of pain these past two weeks and have not even had my laptop open.

Feeling a bit better today, I’m sleeping better and I THINK the PD1-Nivolumab is starting to work a bit. Had second infusion of it last week. The law firm of Spivey & Bernie sat in with me, we had a good time in our own private suite. My eyes have gone way bad in the last few months and I just got some new Ray Ban scrips, so I’m sporting those whenever I’m on my phone or iPad. We had some four eyed fun while I was getting my drip, as you can see.

When the Nivolumab kicks in, I should be in a lot better shape. Why am I in pain? If you put your fore finger on your sternum with you right hand, and draw a line under your arm to the bottom of your left shoulder blade, you’ve basically covered where the mess has grown inside me. It’s hitting some nerves in my ribs in my side and back. So at times it hurts to breathe, burp, hiccup, sneeze, cough or use any muscles to do something like get up out of a chair. Managing the right amount of pain medicine has been tough, and it will all not matter once the trial drug starts doing it’s thing. My doc said it could take a few more weeks. Everyone responds differently to it. So it’s a waiting game.

Thanks again to everyone. I’ve heard from some folks this past week with some encouraging stories of defeating cancer. These are a big help for me. I mailed a bunch of MW shirts this past few weeks, big thanks to everyone for your support and purchases!





3 Responses

  1. Jon Zahlaway says:

    Sorry it’s taking so long for the PD1-Nivolumab to kick in, bro’. Hope it goes into high gear soon. (Meanwhile, I still recommend a Waborita infusion.)

    In other news: Can I still buy a Mojo Warriors t-shirt? Just scoured the site for a link, as well as iamwithoutlimits.com, but apparently I’m not the Internet detective I thought I was. Fill me in.

    Hope you feel better soon, Sam. Keep kicking ass.

  2. Jenny says:

    Hope the meds start working really soon SS. Glasses look good on you!

  3. Emily says:

    Praying for you every day, Sam! Hope you can make it down to WB soon- I hear Dockside has some effective Painkillers! Stay positive buddy!

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