Sunday, May 26, 2013

sick and grateful

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.


  1. Such great news Alisa! You have an incredible immune system and we will keep praying that it will win! Love you so darling girl XOXOXO

    1. Glad you're in and on your way. Wishing you the best.

  2. Thank you for keeping us updated! Keep up the fight!

  3. That is wonderful!!! I'm anxious to hear more as you see progress! Thanks for keeping us updated!

  4. yay! this is the news I love to read! Keep it up woman! You are incredible.