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just a quick update

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    snow white
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      Hi All- just wanted to update on Dad.  He has now completed his 3rd dose of IPI.  He will receive his last dose the middle of April. I received an email from his doc and she said they will rescan after his last dose and then decide where to go from there, most likely Keytruda.  So far for side effects he is very fatigued although he continues on his daily rountine, working in the yard, grocery shopping etc.  His sleep has been up and down, one night 10 hours the next 4-5.  We have also noticed that he is very grouchy, doesn't want to be bothered.  I COMPLETELY understand this having gone through 18 chemo treatments, I disliked everyone by the end.  We are having his labs drawn to keep an eye on the pituitary etc.  Doc. says at this point that we are in pretty good shape, of course that could change at any moment.  Sending positive vibes and virtual hugs to all of you out there fighting and also to the caregivers that go through so much.

      xo Jen

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        AliCat61
        Participant

          Thank you Jen, for sharing that positive news! You're so right, it could all change in a moment, so it's crucial that we celebrate each small victory and each good report. Thank you for the good vibes and hugs! Sending them right back to you!

          Jahendry12
          Participant

            Thanks for the update on your dad. Praying the scan results are positive!

            debwray
            Participant

              Hi Jen,

              Thanks for the news. Sounds like he is doing well tolerating the combo. Cross my fingers scans are good and make up for the grouchy days !

              Deb

              debwray
              Participant

                Hi Jen,

                Thanks for the news. Sounds like he is doing well tolerating the combo. Cross my fingers scans are good and make up for the grouchy days !

                Deb

                cancersnewnormal
                Participant

                  That's great news! Sounds like he's doing pretty well! By "next scans"… do you mean chest/ab/pelvis CT as well as brain MRI? I'm assuming someone is still keeping eyes on his head… but I never like to assume. My medical oncologist and radiation oncologist were/are in tight communication, but it's almost as though my rad onc has taken charge over the brain, whereas the medical onc focuses more on the body. They talk… but it's as if each doc is responsible for a different "zone". ; )

                  Scooby123
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                    Hi Jen,  So pleased for your dad and hoping for good scan results. Thank you for update Jen.

                    Scooby x

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