Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ended Cycle 23

Hi, Folks - I ended Cycle 23 of my Sutent Clinical trial yesterday.  This cycle had the usual side effects, but for the Hand-Foot Syndrome wasn't nearly as bad as it has been in other recent cycles.

I've been using DMSO gel on the patches and that seems to help with the burning, but I really think splashing around in the Gulf of Mexico for a week at the end of October helped as much as anything.  My feet healed up after Cycle 22 really well and stayed better throughout this entire cycle.

I wonder if  Blue Cross would pay for a trip to the ocean after each cycle if an oncologist prescribed it?  ;-)

Thanks for your continuing prayers and support.

John