We had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I kept thinking over and over how grateful I am to have so many reasons to fight. And I got to spend the whole weekend with the most important ones.
I have been on the phone and email trying to get the ball rolling with the trial I am trying to get into. Yesterday my doctor (lovely man!) called to let me know he talked with the doctor who is running the Anti-PD1 trial and it looks like I will have a good chance at qualifying. I have an appointment on Dec. 17th in Oregon, and if all goes well, I will be traveling up there weekly for the first two months, then every-other week after that. I will do this as for long as I'm responding, with scans every 2 months to
check on my progress. When the drug is approved, I would be able to
get it here. But that could be a while. The infusion will only take 3 hours or so, so there will not be nights in the hospital, thank goodness! The side effects are usually minimal. Just pray for me that I can get on this trial. It is the only thing that sounds fun right now.
We have had a rough week emotionally with the reality of our situation. Luckily, it has gotten better every day. I feel great physically, I feel really good about this trial, and I still have an incredible amount of fight in me. December 17th can't come soon enough!