I’m a lucky dude in many, many ways. One big way is my family and how great they’ve been though all this. Mom just left today, she was here for a week. Had some quality time and just relaxed and caught up. She lives in Cali, so we don’t get to to hang all that often. My DC cousins drove down here a few weeks ago to spend some time before starting my new treatment and are always checking in on me. My brother drove up the week of my new treatment and joined me on my infusion day at the hospital. My aunt and uncle were with me till 1am a month ago in the ER after a blood clot scare. And Dad and JoAnne have been in the mix since the beginning and have been amazing. Just a few examples of how awesome my fam is. They will be a key factor in me beating this.
PD1 treatment update: So I’m 9 days into my first treatment and I haven’t really felt any change, it’s actually been quite the opposite. The cancer has grown a bit and my chest and back have been in some pain. BUT, it is standard for the PD1 to start working about two weeks in. So this is no surprise. I have my second infusion this coming Thursday and the docs have said that this will be when some relief will start. So, I’m ready to get in there and make it happen. The port recovery has been fairly painless. I can hardly tell it’s there as I type this and it was smooth going last week. Much better when getting blood taken and with the drip. Glad I got it, so far.
Will update everyone again after this next treatment. Should be feeling better by the end of next weekend. Ready for it.