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Some good news!

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    Eileensulliv
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      I had my first ipi plus Nivo treatment about a month ago (my first ever any sort of treatment) and ended up with high fevers and vomiting, among other minor side effects. At first it was believed to be because my thyroid function was way off, hyperthyroidism. But after some time in the hospital and my thyroid improving but my fevers and vomiting getting higher and more frequent, my doctors were stumped. While in the hospital they started me on prednisone and I got better. I've been home a few days, and feel great aside from a lil diarrhea. 

      Today I saw my oncologist to discuss how I feel now and where we go from here. He does not want to give me both ipi and Nivo since I had such a reaction to both, so he is going to keep me on Nivo every other week. This will start in 2-3 weeks once I am weened to a low enough dose of prednisone. 

      While in the hospital, they did another ct scan. The tumors in my lungs are stable, no growth. There was previously an area in my intestine in which they were unsure if it was pooling of contrast, bowel "filling", or another met. Today that spot is gone off the ct completely! And the best news is there was a 2.4×2.0cm nodule in my intestine which is now 1.7×1.4cm!! So it's shrinking!! I know it's a little early to be so excited, but I just can't help it! the little bugger is shrinking!!

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        ed williams
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          Eileen, best news ever!!!! Tumors that are shrinking, ya ho!!!  Wishing you the best. Ed

          ed williams
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            Eileen, best news ever!!!! Tumors that are shrinking, ya ho!!!  Wishing you the best. Ed

            ed williams
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              Eileen, best news ever!!!! Tumors that are shrinking, ya ho!!!  Wishing you the best. Ed

              arthurjedi007
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                That's great. Hope you get on nivo soon and everything continues to shrink. I was stunned after only 3 doses of keytruda 19 of my 30 tumors were shrinking. It is a wonderful feeling to know my own body with help from the magic med could shrink the cancer. That is wonderful yours is shrinking too.

                Artie

                arthurjedi007
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                  That's great. Hope you get on nivo soon and everything continues to shrink. I was stunned after only 3 doses of keytruda 19 of my 30 tumors were shrinking. It is a wonderful feeling to know my own body with help from the magic med could shrink the cancer. That is wonderful yours is shrinking too.

                  Artie

                    Cee
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                      YAY!  Great news!   Enjoy a little happy dance and here's to more good news for you as you roll along!  ๐Ÿ™‚

                       

                      Cee
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                        YAY!  Great news!   Enjoy a little happy dance and here's to more good news for you as you roll along!  ๐Ÿ™‚

                         

                        Cee
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                          YAY!  Great news!   Enjoy a little happy dance and here's to more good news for you as you roll along!  ๐Ÿ™‚

                           

                        arthurjedi007
                        Participant

                          That's great. Hope you get on nivo soon and everything continues to shrink. I was stunned after only 3 doses of keytruda 19 of my 30 tumors were shrinking. It is a wonderful feeling to know my own body with help from the magic med could shrink the cancer. That is wonderful yours is shrinking too.

                          Artie

                          _Paul_
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                            That's awesome Eileen! Keep up the good work!

                            _Paul_
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                              That's awesome Eileen! Keep up the good work!

                              _Paul_
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                                That's awesome Eileen! Keep up the good work!

                                AshleyS
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                                  Great to hear!

                                  AshleyS
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                                    Great to hear!

                                    AshleyS
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                                      Great to hear!

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