I have been sick this week. It's been hard to determine if it's the cancer, the pain pills, or the PD-1 infusion. Not liking the pain pill side-effects. Sure not liking the pain. But strangly loving the things I know for sure are from PD-1. Like the flu-like symptoms, and especially the severe chills I get in the middle of the night. I wake Josh up to witness those. Because that my friends, is an immune response.
I am almost sure that my little tumor in the armpit, that I first felt a couple of months ago, is on it's way out. The large one? May be loosening up. With IPI it took 5 days to notice tumor shrinkage, I think this is even faster. No major side effects yet.
Wish I had more energy to write about all the things that are filling my mind. I have spent enough time in bed to get something accomplished in here... They say the fatigue usually lasts only a few days after the infusion, so let's hope for that. And for a complete and miraculous response. :)
Thanks for all the prayers and kind words. God has been so very good to us.