Today was round 2 of anti-pd1 trial. It went about the same as all other days at Sloan - sit and wait. Got in around 9:30. Was taken back to the treatment suite around 10:15. Because this is a clinical trial they take about 16 vials of blood for research. Sloan takes about 4 for standard blood tests. Need to have all my levels checked before they can make my drug up in pharmacy.
|Gloomy day in the NYC area|
Anyway, I spent a lot of extra time hanging out in the treatment suite today. The PD1 infusion is only 30 minutes - but they can't mix it up before blood results are back. This week my liver levels were elevated. It happens sometimes on these drugs where they yo-yo back and forth. It was still given the ok to get treatment but have to go back in on Monday for blood tests to see where things are. Perhaps my cold isn't helping things out at all.
|Blood draws for research... and|
On a fun note - today we started getting tickets for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia! While I know that Melanoma can leave questions on what the future holds - I refuse to have it make me stop living and planning my life!
Now time for bed. Still having some sinus congestion. yuck :(
|Up in the clouds - One World Trade|
|Somewhere behind these seaguls is a NYC skyline... somewhere...|