As we begin 2017, I want to recap all the fun (and not so fun) episodes from the hit journey on the LJFX channel – ARRY-380
January 2016 :
In San Juan for vacation, having a really bad day.
Took an Ativan, took a nap, took a header into the walk in closet
instead of hitting the head (pun intended)
Leave San Juan, vacation cut short, head home.
Head to Dana Farber Cancer Center for tests and scans to see if my ragged brain qualifies for the Arry 380 clinical trial. Yeah! Have enough cancer in my brain ( 1 tumor measuring 1.1 cm) to qualify for the trial. (something wrong with being so excited about more treatments).
Start my every 3 week visits to Dana Farber Cancer Institute consisting of blood draw, meeting with Drs. and Nurses, getting Herceptin and getting a 21 day cycle of Arry 380. And CT Scans and MRIs every 6 weeks.
We have Shrinkage! Refer to prior blog titled SHRINKAGE to get the full flavor of the episode.
After being in the trial for 6 months (June 2016) I graduated to Scans every 3 months instead of every 6 weeks!
EPISODES 6 – 11
These episodes were pretty status quo. We learned about adrenal glans, pituitary glands and hydrocortisone injections. Stayed the course for every 3 week treatments and every 3 month scans.
AND THEN IT HAPPENED…………………………..
EPISODE 12 – THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE SEASON
Remember the Shrinkage from Episode 4, well we had even more Shrinkage in the final episode.
YES MY BELOVED BLOG READERS, REMEMBER THAT 1.1 cm QUALIFYING TUMOR FROM EPISOE 2 ABOVE? IT WAS UNDECTABLE!!!!!
TEARS OF JOY, YIPPING AND JUMPING, CHEERING AND HUGGING!
Oh yes and those 8 tiny alien fuckers are stable. Never thought stable would be my fifth favorite word after undetectable, shrinkage and fuck cancer.
I hope you all will continue to follow me in Season Two starting January 9, 2017 with my first treatment of 2017.
I hope each episode is horribly boring because that will mean all is well. Of course I will report on the good, the bad and the ugly (hhmmm great name for a movie).
The hope is to have many more seasons of Arry-380 and have GREAT SUCCESS with this trial.
And with the FINAL EPISODE OF 2016 AND THE FIRST EPISODE OF 2017 ………………………… WE ALL JOIN TOGETHER TO SAY……………………………………..
FUCK CANCER!!!! LEAVE ME, MY FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES ALONE. WE HATE YOU, WE WILL NEVER WELCOME YOU INTO OUR HOMES. WE WILL ALWAYS SLAM THE DOOR IN YOUR FACE AND MAKE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR YOU ARE EVIL, YOU ARE THE DEVIL AND WE WILL ALL DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO KILL YOU.