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Thank God for Zelboraf –Hope for fellow wariors

Forums General Melanoma Community Thank God for Zelboraf –Hope for fellow wariors

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    aldakota22
    Participant

        Yesterday Dec.10, was the end of month 15 on "Z".For me this drug is truly a miracle drug.Side affects for me are manageable Always at full dose.Been working full time all those months and have not missed a day of work cause I was to ill. Like I had posted earlier Dr.

        Yesterday Dec.10, was the end of month 15 on "Z".For me this drug is truly a miracle drug.Side affects for me are manageable Always at full dose.Been working full time all those months and have not missed a day of work cause I was to ill. Like I had posted earlier Dr. Anna  Pavalick demanded that I have a complete physical.Feels I am actually healthy to put melanoma on the back burner.Did have a slightly low iron count ( just under borderline).and a slight PSA concern.Will have the thrill of a colonostophy (my first) this Thursday .Also a visit with the urologist on Dec.20.I post so that maybe I can be a positve story for so many on the drug out there.Dick who posts is my inspiration.I thank Mother Mary every day and pray to God for everyone on thsi site.I really beleive that my positive mind set, support by family and this site are very powerful aids in my fight against the beast melanoma.Science & Medicine will find a life saving treatment in our battle.So many sad stories I hope that during this holiday season I can get someone who feels down, out of their funk with  a real uplifting post.I consider myself as the luckiest man in the world right now.Praying that I will have a very large lucky group join me in this celebration .Beat the Beast.    Al

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        hope4cure1
        Participant

          Very awesome, Al, and you certainly deserve it!!!!  Pour yourself an eggnog ๐Ÿ™‚

          Hope

          hope4cure1
          Participant

            Very awesome, Al, and you certainly deserve it!!!!  Pour yourself an eggnog ๐Ÿ™‚

            Hope

            hope4cure1
            Participant

              Very awesome, Al, and you certainly deserve it!!!!  Pour yourself an eggnog ๐Ÿ™‚

              Hope

              washoegal
              Participant

                So very happy for you and for Dick.  I look forward to the day when they understand why "Z" works so well for some and not at all for others.  I think then they really will have a greater understanding of how Mel acts.

                Mary

                Stage 3

                  NYKaren
                  Participant
                    What terrific news, Al.
                    I’m so happy for you. You are certainly an inspiration and a good friend too.
                    I’ll be toasting you tomorrow at our office party–L’Chaim–To Life!
                    Warmly,
                    Karen
                    NYKaren
                    Participant
                      What terrific news, Al.
                      I’m so happy for you. You are certainly an inspiration and a good friend too.
                      I’ll be toasting you tomorrow at our office party–L’Chaim–To Life!
                      Warmly,
                      Karen
                      NYKaren
                      Participant
                        What terrific news, Al.
                        I’m so happy for you. You are certainly an inspiration and a good friend too.
                        I’ll be toasting you tomorrow at our office party–L’Chaim–To Life!
                        Warmly,
                        Karen
                      washoegal
                      Participant

                        So very happy for you and for Dick.  I look forward to the day when they understand why "Z" works so well for some and not at all for others.  I think then they really will have a greater understanding of how Mel acts.

                        Mary

                        Stage 3

                        washoegal
                        Participant

                          So very happy for you and for Dick.  I look forward to the day when they understand why "Z" works so well for some and not at all for others.  I think then they really will have a greater understanding of how Mel acts.

                          Mary

                          Stage 3

                          bigb0624
                          Participant

                            wonderful to hear such great news.  I had my first PET Scan today and everything is looking great BUT my doctor said Z will not work forever and eventually my body will reject it.  When that happens is anybody's guess.  But a story like yours gives me hope that i will be on Z for a very long time.

                            Happy, healthy holidays.

                            Barry

                            bigb0624
                            Participant

                              wonderful to hear such great news.  I had my first PET Scan today and everything is looking great BUT my doctor said Z will not work forever and eventually my body will reject it.  When that happens is anybody's guess.  But a story like yours gives me hope that i will be on Z for a very long time.

                              Happy, healthy holidays.

                              Barry

                              bigb0624
                              Participant

                                wonderful to hear such great news.  I had my first PET Scan today and everything is looking great BUT my doctor said Z will not work forever and eventually my body will reject it.  When that happens is anybody's guess.  But a story like yours gives me hope that i will be on Z for a very long time.

                                Happy, healthy holidays.

                                Barry

                                buffcody
                                Participant

                                  On my way today for my third ipi infusion inspired by your story, your trust in God, and your strong spirit in this fight we are engaged in.  Thank you and all the best for another fifteen months (at least!!!)

                                  buffcody
                                  Participant

                                    On my way today for my third ipi infusion inspired by your story, your trust in God, and your strong spirit in this fight we are engaged in.  Thank you and all the best for another fifteen months (at least!!!)

                                    buffcody
                                    Participant

                                      On my way today for my third ipi infusion inspired by your story, your trust in God, and your strong spirit in this fight we are engaged in.  Thank you and all the best for another fifteen months (at least!!!)

                                      Richard_K
                                      Participant

                                         

                                        Al

                                        It’s always nice to read your posts, both about your own situation as well as your continued support to others.  Good to hear you’ve crossed another month off and that you get to think about other things besides melanoma.  Looking forward to your colonoscopy? Lol smiley

                                        Dick

                                        Richard_K
                                        Participant

                                           

                                          Al

                                          It’s always nice to read your posts, both about your own situation as well as your continued support to others.  Good to hear you’ve crossed another month off and that you get to think about other things besides melanoma.  Looking forward to your colonoscopy? Lol smiley

                                          Dick

                                          Richard_K
                                          Participant

                                             

                                            Al

                                            It’s always nice to read your posts, both about your own situation as well as your continued support to others.  Good to hear you’ve crossed another month off and that you get to think about other things besides melanoma.  Looking forward to your colonoscopy? Lol smiley

                                            Dick

                                            Tina D
                                            Participant

                                              Always SO great to see your posts. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and I'm so glad you have all this good news to bring in the New Year with! Thank you for being so faithful to share! Wishing you many more years of good health,,,

                                              Tina

                                              Tina D
                                              Participant

                                                Always SO great to see your posts. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and I'm so glad you have all this good news to bring in the New Year with! Thank you for being so faithful to share! Wishing you many more years of good health,,,

                                                Tina

                                                Tina D
                                                Participant

                                                  Always SO great to see your posts. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and I'm so glad you have all this good news to bring in the New Year with! Thank you for being so faithful to share! Wishing you many more years of good health,,,

                                                  Tina

                                                    Snickers60
                                                    Participant

                                                      Way to go, BEAT THE BEAST AL !  :-))   WAY TO TO !      Wayne always enjoys your post and is talking about you.   He now has 6 months with the new name "NED" on ZEL, and pray it will continue for a long time.   Dr. B said he was one of the few (4%) complete responders AGAIN just last week.     He also told him that at the one year mark, they may take him off ZEL and SEE what happens.  That would be June 2013, so we'll see. 

                                                      Have you found anything that helps the fatigue ?   Wayne continues to work also but is wiped out nights/weekends.   We found B-1 (benfotiadine) for the neuropathy pain and he is now sleeping and not crying through the night with those awful shooting neuropathy pains in his legs/feet.    Getting fatigue under control would be great.  Share tips if you have any….thanks.    

                                                      You have been an inspiration to us, and we pray for you CONTINUED GOOD REPORTS FOR DECADES TO COME !

                                                      KEEP ON KEEPING ON………..you're doing great !   CELEBRATE ! 

                                                      Nancy (devoted wife of 3 X Warrior Wayne )   <><

                                                       

                                                      Snickers60
                                                      Participant

                                                        Way to go, BEAT THE BEAST AL !  :-))   WAY TO TO !      Wayne always enjoys your post and is talking about you.   He now has 6 months with the new name "NED" on ZEL, and pray it will continue for a long time.   Dr. B said he was one of the few (4%) complete responders AGAIN just last week.     He also told him that at the one year mark, they may take him off ZEL and SEE what happens.  That would be June 2013, so we'll see. 

                                                        Have you found anything that helps the fatigue ?   Wayne continues to work also but is wiped out nights/weekends.   We found B-1 (benfotiadine) for the neuropathy pain and he is now sleeping and not crying through the night with those awful shooting neuropathy pains in his legs/feet.    Getting fatigue under control would be great.  Share tips if you have any….thanks.    

                                                        You have been an inspiration to us, and we pray for you CONTINUED GOOD REPORTS FOR DECADES TO COME !

                                                        KEEP ON KEEPING ON………..you're doing great !   CELEBRATE ! 

                                                        Nancy (devoted wife of 3 X Warrior Wayne )   <><

                                                         

                                                        Snickers60
                                                        Participant

                                                          Way to go, BEAT THE BEAST AL !  :-))   WAY TO TO !      Wayne always enjoys your post and is talking about you.   He now has 6 months with the new name "NED" on ZEL, and pray it will continue for a long time.   Dr. B said he was one of the few (4%) complete responders AGAIN just last week.     He also told him that at the one year mark, they may take him off ZEL and SEE what happens.  That would be June 2013, so we'll see. 

                                                          Have you found anything that helps the fatigue ?   Wayne continues to work also but is wiped out nights/weekends.   We found B-1 (benfotiadine) for the neuropathy pain and he is now sleeping and not crying through the night with those awful shooting neuropathy pains in his legs/feet.    Getting fatigue under control would be great.  Share tips if you have any….thanks.    

                                                          You have been an inspiration to us, and we pray for you CONTINUED GOOD REPORTS FOR DECADES TO COME !

                                                          KEEP ON KEEPING ON………..you're doing great !   CELEBRATE ! 

                                                          Nancy (devoted wife of 3 X Warrior Wayne )   <><

                                                           

                                                        awillett1991
                                                        Participant
                                                          God Bless Al and thanks for posting. I have been on & off for almost 8 months now, including 6 weeks for Ipi and ended up doing both at the same time. Grateful to still be responding. Amy
                                                          awillett1991
                                                          Participant
                                                            God Bless Al and thanks for posting. I have been on & off for almost 8 months now, including 6 weeks for Ipi and ended up doing both at the same time. Grateful to still be responding. Amy
                                                            awillett1991
                                                            Participant
                                                              God Bless Al and thanks for posting. I have been on & off for almost 8 months now, including 6 weeks for Ipi and ended up doing both at the same time. Grateful to still be responding. Amy
                                                              triciad
                                                              Participant

                                                                Al,

                                                                I just came from Dr. Pavlick's office…she IS the best!  I am so happy to hear your new.  Good luck with the other health issues and you will continue to be in my prayers.  Thanks for always lifting our spirits here on the board.  People like you make everyone want to be a better person.  God bless!

                                                                Tricia

                                                                triciad
                                                                Participant

                                                                  Al,

                                                                  I just came from Dr. Pavlick's office…she IS the best!  I am so happy to hear your new.  Good luck with the other health issues and you will continue to be in my prayers.  Thanks for always lifting our spirits here on the board.  People like you make everyone want to be a better person.  God bless!

                                                                  Tricia

                                                                  triciad
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    Al,

                                                                    I just came from Dr. Pavlick's office…she IS the best!  I am so happy to hear your new.  Good luck with the other health issues and you will continue to be in my prayers.  Thanks for always lifting our spirits here on the board.  People like you make everyone want to be a better person.  God bless!

                                                                    Tricia

                                                                    SidneyGracie
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      Thank you for the encouragement.  My husband is in month 4 of Zelboraf.  It has been working, shrinking liver, lung and subcutaneous lesions.  Brain is stable after whole Brain Radiation.  Not feeling well now with fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite.  We are hoping it is a side effect.  He doesn't want to come off Z as it has been working so well.  Your story kicks butt on the shorter durability averages and that gives us hope.  Merry Christmas.

                                                                      SidneyGracie
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Thank you for the encouragement.  My husband is in month 4 of Zelboraf.  It has been working, shrinking liver, lung and subcutaneous lesions.  Brain is stable after whole Brain Radiation.  Not feeling well now with fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite.  We are hoping it is a side effect.  He doesn't want to come off Z as it has been working so well.  Your story kicks butt on the shorter durability averages and that gives us hope.  Merry Christmas.

                                                                        SidneyGracie
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Thank you for the encouragement.  My husband is in month 4 of Zelboraf.  It has been working, shrinking liver, lung and subcutaneous lesions.  Brain is stable after whole Brain Radiation.  Not feeling well now with fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite.  We are hoping it is a side effect.  He doesn't want to come off Z as it has been working so well.  Your story kicks butt on the shorter durability averages and that gives us hope.  Merry Christmas.

                                                                          Ali
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            Thank you for the hope!!

                                                                              aldakota22
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                To all who are in this fight I pray that my story is encouragement and offers hope to so many .I beleive that no dr. should treat any of us as  clinical  statistic.We are patients not numbers.How I want so desperately all of us to be cancer free.My results will one day be the norm.The progress in beating melanoma is remarkable when compared to just a few years ago.There truly is a cure on the horizon.Beat the Beast  Al

                                                                                aldakota22
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  To all who are in this fight I pray that my story is encouragement and offers hope to so many .I beleive that no dr. should treat any of us as  clinical  statistic.We are patients not numbers.How I want so desperately all of us to be cancer free.My results will one day be the norm.The progress in beating melanoma is remarkable when compared to just a few years ago.There truly is a cure on the horizon.Beat the Beast  Al

                                                                                  aldakota22
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    To all who are in this fight I pray that my story is encouragement and offers hope to so many .I beleive that no dr. should treat any of us as  clinical  statistic.We are patients not numbers.How I want so desperately all of us to be cancer free.My results will one day be the norm.The progress in beating melanoma is remarkable when compared to just a few years ago.There truly is a cure on the horizon.Beat the Beast  Al

                                                                                  Ali
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    Thank you for the hope!!

                                                                                    Ali
                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                      Thank you for the hope!!

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