Category Archives: Clinical trials

Jamais reposé

This clinical trial, while I think it’s doing wonders for my cancer, leaves me feeling tired, like the kind of tired when you have to get up earlier than usual to attend a conference for work or something and it’s … Continue reading

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Day three

It’s day three of the ganitumab and MEK 162 trial. Ganitumab is an insulin-like growth factor receptor inhibitor and the MEK 162 blocks a pathway where I have mutations, and that’s about all I can say about that. So far, … Continue reading

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Precocious

I ended up in the ER last night with a 39 degree fever. I felt as miserable as I ever have; my throat felt like it was pierced with daggers, my head felt like it’d been bludgeoned, I was chilled … Continue reading

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Learning curve

I don’t know the total number of months that I spent in treatment in my life, but one would think it was enough that I would know what warrants a call to the nurse and what can wait until the … Continue reading

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Adjustment

My throat is sore and I am tired. I slept nearly 12 hours last night. I do not think any of these things have to do with Friday’s chemo, but if I were to say to someone my throat hurts … Continue reading

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The day after

I made it through and it wasn’t bad. The day was long — I was at the hospital at 9 a.m. and didn’t leave until 5:30 p.m. — but it was long with waiting, not long with treatment. I started … Continue reading

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