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Re: IL2 success stories?

Forums General Melanoma Community IL2 success stories? Re: IL2 success stories?

    Rebecca and Bob
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      Kevin,

       

      Congratulations on your marraige. I posted before that my husband did IL-2 and surgery, he is 13 months NED. I stayed with my husband every night. The nurses are not always there when you need them. I got him warm blankets when he got the chills, I even wrapped warm blankets around his head and brought an electric blanket. I also asked for meds on his behalf and got him water constantly. I made him walk around the hospital floor it seemed to help keep him going. I don't think laying in the bed for a week is a good idea, plus I think the walking helps with keeping the circulation and urination. I know too much info, but they will monitor your urine and will not let you do the next dose if you don't keep urinating so it's important, because you want a lot of doses your first round.  I also called Debbie from VA who is a blessing. This is tough treatment but he was 41 at the time and he is 44 now so if he can it do you can to. I also brought funny movies to watch to try and keep his mind off of it. Sometimes laughing is the best medicine. My husband really had a positive attitude through the IL-2. He kept saying to me it's going to work don't worry. I know people always say stay positive, but I think there is something to it. Good luck and we will send positive thoughts and prayers your way.

       

      Rebecca

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