Friday, November 1, 2013

a plan!

Things are looking...good?  It's all relative, right?  The cancer is really only growing in the right kidney area.  There are multiple tumors there, and they are actually smaller than they were when we started PD-1, but they are invading the pole of the kidney.  So we need to take some action.  This is the spot they radiated in January of this year and the place that was causing pain when I started the PD-1 in May.

We have a date to start IPI again, November 13th.  The doctor will take my case to the tumor board on Thursday and see if the surgeons think it's operable.  But most likely we are going to see if that miracle IPI will work it's magic again. 

Josh and I think this is a great plan.  We wish I didn't have cancer at all, but I have a ton less of it after this last surgery, and the PD-1 seems to have kept things in other places pretty stable.  We are feeling really very lucky.

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  1. Sounds like a solid plan! Love you guys.

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  2. I think that IPI is the BEST option. I agree with you about not jeopardizing your immune system with TIL unless that is your last option. Good Luck!

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    1. I feel pretty good about it. Thanks Wendy!

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  3. Go IPI! It was fun to see you yesterday. You look fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Alison! Fun seeing you and your gorgeous children.

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  4. Sounds perfect! Will be waiting for more good news! Love you guys!

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  5. I think this is the best of all plans. I can feel good things coming--steroids for Christmas.

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    1. For sure, steroids would make the holidays very interesting...

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  6. Go ipi - keep on fighting, progress is progress!

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    1. Thanks Rainie. Once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader!

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  7. I love that you have a plan! Plans move us forward! You go, girl! I have my last (of the 2nd round) IPI infusion this Wednesday, scans for the week before Thanksgiving. After that? I'm sure I'll have a plan, too. God bless you, sweetie!

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    1. Best of luck to you Lisa! You are in my prayers

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  8. We are going to be "planning" on more miracles for you! Love and prayers!

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