August 17, 2019

In my last report I indicated that there would most likely be a dry spell of updates until the next pet scan was completed sometime in November. I was anticipating routine immunotherapy treatment every other Tuesday. However, that was wishful thinking or just being naïve. I came in the cancer center for my immunotherapy therapy treatment on Tuesday and some of my vital numbers were out of whack. Seems that my kidneys were a little “jelly” of my liver getting all the attention the week before.  So immunotherapy treatment for the cancer has been postponed until further notice while we deal with this kidney issue. I’ve returned to the hospital every day this week including today (Friday) for hydration and steroids. My blood pressure has been as high as 215/101. My heart rate as low as 42. And temperature as low as 96.  However, those numbers are slowly returning to normal. I feel fine. It’s just frustrating that we can’t stick to the main task at hand and that is attacking the cancer!  My next appointment with my Doc is Tuesday to discuss the way forward.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9

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