Monday, February 9, 2015

Into the swing of things

It's been awhile since I've updated.... been busy dealing with MD Anderson and their screwy way of doing things, if they can make it the most difficult way possible, they will -- and then try to one up themselves.

After months and months of run around with insurance and getting all the ducks in a row, Tex did start on the study drugs last week.    We've committed to weekly visits to Houston for the next year-ish. 

He is 3 weeks on infusion and one week off.  Plus a daily trial  chemo pill that he takes at home.  So far, he seems to be tolerating them well.   He has had a couple of really down days, but can't say that it has been any worse than when he wasn't getting any treatment.  It's still early so we'll be playing the waiting game for awhile -  part of the down side to doing the studies -- you get to have the side effects and then let them know what's happened.

These drugs have already been tested, and there is substantial information about them in scholarly papers and from what has already been found there are very minimal side effects.  I am cautiously hopeful that this will continue to be a gentler treatment and take care of the cancer once and for all.

Time to get the bags packed and ready for another journey to Houston.  His 2nd infusion is tomorrow morning.

Keep praying! 

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