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    MelanomaMike
    Participant
      Hi ya’ll, here i am!, i hope you all and your family/loved ones are stable at the very least, being stable is a victory, especially when a lot of us have been nothing better then that for a very long time……
      Ok, today i did one last biopsy to yes, you guessed it, the Necrotic tumor on my side lol, (6cm now mind you) its to satisfy my next Clinical trial that ill began tomorrow!, a growing necrotic tumor, if that isnt an oxymoron example, then i dont know anything haha, its the easiest accessible tumor to get at, otherwise its a Jacques Cousteau journey into my intestine, lungs and or deep in my butt muscle (CT guided type) whats even funnier (and a long time coming) that mass is GONE this Thursday! Finally, it will be my one much needed battle victory that im not waiting & waiting on a chemical to destroy it, a couple hours in Marks hands & its a goner! My new surgeon Dr. Mark Faires is great, very smart & hes in my corner, look him up…My two meds that ill have flowing thru my veins is OX40 in combo with ISCO. Im very hopeful, GlaxoKlineSmith (GSK) is the manufacturer, they make great stuff that works haha..Well guys, gotta get up early, they want me there at the crack of dawn, trials arnt no joke, ill be there most the day being monitored, poked & prodded, and the blood, so much blood they take from me lol…love ya guys, ill be back after my 2 days of battle…
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        SABKLYN
        Participant
          Thanks for the update, Mike! A.ways good to hear from you.. Good luck tomorrow and hoping you’ll begin racking up a bunch of wins!
          Best,
          Stan
          Baby_Girl
          Participant
            So great to hear from you! Sending prayers and all the good vibes your way!
            MelMel
            Participant
              Glad to see that the witty, old Mike is back! The Jacques Cousteau journey had me laughing. It’s wonderful that you are finally getting rid of the necrotic monster and already have a new trial lined up.
              Keeping my fingers crossed and wishing you a speedy recovery.
              Melanie
                Hitchens
                Participant
                  It was great to hear some encouraging news from you. Best of luck tomorrow
                tedtell1
                Participant
                  Mike;
                  Great to hear from you….glad you have a good surgeon to take care of your butt! Too bad he can’t pull and Jacques Cousteau and get all them buggers out of their, but glad you are getting some relief. I hope the poking and prodding doesn’t wreak too much havoc in your body and that the new trial starts shrinking everything asap especially that necrotic growing sucker! Blessings and prayers for you brother, we love you and love hearing from you.
                  Ted
                  marta010
                  Participant
                    Take care, Mike – we’re all here cheering you on!

                    Ann

                    alysoy
                    Participant
                      Good luck with your trial Mike! Sending all the good vibes your way.
                      Linny
                      Participant
                        Oh thank God you’ll finally be rid of that funky mass! Praying that this new bug juice is exactly what you need to kick melanoma’s butt.
                        jbronicki
                        Participant
                          Woo hoo! Win number one in the books. So glad they are taking that out! As they say in tennis (well actually it’s just me that says this), “you can’t get to 6-0 unless it’s 1-0 first!” We’ll be looking for your update, thank you again for being a warrior for the rest of us. THANK YOU. Just glad to hear from you…..
                          Bubbles
                          Participant
                            Why IS everything in melanoma world scheduled for the butt-crack of dawn???? Oh, well!! Glad you’re getting rid of the side hustle at long last!!! Melanoma trials aren’t for sissies, but you got this!!! love, c
                            JudiAU
                            Participant
                              So glad to see you here and lovely. Hope the recovery is swift and leave you feeling better.
                              sj
                              Participant
                                Take care Mike. Your new doctor sounds great. Keep us updated.
                                chrispl1974
                                Participant
                                  CutaneousClinical Trial ParticipantNEDMucosal
                                  Hi Mike, good to hear from you again about the latest news. I told you before, you will beat this disease.

                                  I admire your courage and your strength.

                                  Thanks for being a role model.

                                  Best wishes.

                                  Chris

                                  Christiane29
                                  Participant
                                    Hey Mike, you are my hero. I often check in here, just to see how you are doing. I wrote lots of your encouraging posts. Even in your dark hours you give hope to others. That’s so wonderful. I wish you all the best for your surgery and a very quick recovery. :* Always stay positive!
                                    Coragirl
                                    Participant
                                      Mike! You have been on my mind, thank you for updating all of us. I will be praying and sending ALL the good energy your way.
                                      ourvan
                                      Participant
                                        Very best wishes on procedural success! Thanks for checking in, and know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
                                        laurie
                                        RichInLife2
                                        Participant
                                          Good luck, buddy. I’m praying for the day that you can go back to being just plain Mike!

                                          -Rich

                                          AnxiousDad
                                          Participant
                                            Great to hear from you. Cant wait to hear your success story from this trial.
                                            BrianP
                                            Participant
                                              Thanks for the update Mike. Best of luck with the new trial. Imagine it will feel great physically and mentally to get that big sucker gone!
                                              sandyd77
                                              Participant
                                                Caregiver
                                                SO VERY glad to hear that you are still fighting the good fight. Praying for success of your treatment.
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