Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hand-Foot not so bad this time

I hope it continues! I've been using DMSO in the morning and evening, as well a lots of Bag Balm. It's seems to be helping.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Started Cycle 18

Well, started up the next cycle of Sutent this evening. Cycle 18. Man, it's hard to believe I've been on this for almost 2 years. I think it's 2 years April 19, actually - I'll have to check that out.

I hope the H-F is better this time. If there was some way to get that under control, this whole thing wouldn't be so bad. It really makes me miserable.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Good Cancer? from Curetoday.com

Interesting article that I can't copy and past for some reason. It talks some about XL184 as a treatment for thyroid cancer. Click on the title or here to read the article.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Finished Cycle 17

Hi, All - took the last dose of Sutent for Cycle 17 last night.  It was a bad cycle - lots of pain from H-F Syndrome in my feet.  Not much peeling or flaking, just lots of pain.    Oh, well, it's not as bad as what some people face.

My step-mother, Joanne,  was recently diagnoised with cervical cancer.  She'll start chemo and radiation next week.   I hope things go well for her.  I'm not impressed by her descriptions of trying to set up appointments for surgical follow-up and for either the chemo or radiation treatments.  I'm really lucking in having the oncology team I have here in Lincoln.  One would think Joanne would have the same or better in Phoenix, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Now have have two weeks off of the Sutent before starting Cycle 18 on April 15.  (That seems like an apropriate date, doesn't it?  ;-) ) 

I'll have a CT scan sometime late in May and will go down to St. Louis for the results and to pick up the next 2 cycles' drug supply on May 27.

Thanks for your continuing prayers and support.