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Good CT scan!

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    Eileensulliv
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      On Thursday, I had a CT scan before my usual doctor appointment and Nivo treatment. The doctor said a preliminary look shows I am down to two tumors… One in my lung, and one in a lymph node in the mesentery bowel. Both tumors have shrunk approximately 50%! in a few days I should have the final report with actual measurements and tumor count, but what I heard in the office was incredibly encouraging news!!! 

      I then went for my treatment. They give me a bag of Benadryl first, since I broke out in hives during my second treatment. Halfway through the Nivo, I woke up and vomited, had a fever and erratic heartbeat. I didn't really realize what was going on because I was so out of it. The fever and nausea persisted through Friday. Now I am just dealing with the usual GI issues. The nurse called me the next day and said they think the reaction was due to the funky cocktail mix of CT contrast, Benadryl, and Nivo on a fairly empty stomach. She said they are also considering reducing the Benadryl dosage, which would please me! I hate sleeping through all of this and then feeling groggy for hours…

       

      I'm still on cloud 9 though! I feel like I won the lottery!!!

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        _Paul_
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          That's awesome news Eileen! Sorry about your unpleasant infusion experience, but the tumor shrinkage is fantastic. And you did win the lottery! No amount of money can equal making progress against this disease!

          Very happy for you – Paul.

          _Paul_
          Participant

            That's awesome news Eileen! Sorry about your unpleasant infusion experience, but the tumor shrinkage is fantastic. And you did win the lottery! No amount of money can equal making progress against this disease!

            Very happy for you – Paul.

            _Paul_
            Participant

              That's awesome news Eileen! Sorry about your unpleasant infusion experience, but the tumor shrinkage is fantastic. And you did win the lottery! No amount of money can equal making progress against this disease!

              Very happy for you – Paul.

              arthurjedi007
              Participant

                That is wonderful it is working so well. 

                Artie

                arthurjedi007
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                  That is wonderful it is working so well. 

                  Artie

                  arthurjedi007
                  Participant

                    That is wonderful it is working so well. 

                    Artie

                    BrianP
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                      Congrats Eilleen. Hopefully they'll get your pre-infusion cocktail balanced out. Also wouldn't be surprised if your body starts to get more accustomed to the infusion. Let's hope so. 

                        Eileensulliv
                        Participant

                          Thank you, Brian! They did say they are going to try without the Benadryl again, thinking that maybe my body is used to Nivo now and won't break out in hives. But they did say they are going to keep a bag of Benadryl handy and ready to go, just in case!  I am very blessed.

                          Eileensulliv
                          Participant

                            Thank you, Brian! They did say they are going to try without the Benadryl again, thinking that maybe my body is used to Nivo now and won't break out in hives. But they did say they are going to keep a bag of Benadryl handy and ready to go, just in case!  I am very blessed.

                            Eileensulliv
                            Participant

                              Thank you, Brian! They did say they are going to try without the Benadryl again, thinking that maybe my body is used to Nivo now and won't break out in hives. But they did say they are going to keep a bag of Benadryl handy and ready to go, just in case!  I am very blessed.

                            BrianP
                            Participant

                              Congrats Eilleen. Hopefully they'll get your pre-infusion cocktail balanced out. Also wouldn't be surprised if your body starts to get more accustomed to the infusion. Let's hope so. 

                              BrianP
                              Participant

                                Congrats Eilleen. Hopefully they'll get your pre-infusion cocktail balanced out. Also wouldn't be surprised if your body starts to get more accustomed to the infusion. Let's hope so. 

                                jbronicki
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                                  That's wonderful news!  Wishing you much more good news.

                                  jbronicki
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                                    That's wonderful news!  Wishing you much more good news.

                                    jbronicki
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                                      That's wonderful news!  Wishing you much more good news.

                                      DZnDef
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                                        Congratulations on your amazing progress!  Wishing you more of the same next time!

                                        Maggie

                                        DZnDef
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                                          Congratulations on your amazing progress!  Wishing you more of the same next time!

                                          Maggie

                                          DZnDef
                                          Participant

                                            Congratulations on your amazing progress!  Wishing you more of the same next time!

                                            Maggie

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