Tag Archives: Crizotinib

Connect, Then Un-Connect

I connected some dots that should not have been connected.   Yes, I was overwhelmed. It was such a simple connection, but not one really worth connecting.  Let me explain… First: Talk with Dr S he stated, “You have upper … Continue reading

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Good Problems

The trip to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance went well.  So well, that I’m feeling a tad overwhelmed by all the options presented to me.  Yes, the plural form of OPTION; consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one.  What a good problem to have. I have a call … Continue reading

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No, it’s you not me.

From October 2011 to February 2013 Crizotinib was my go-to targeted therapy.  We had a good run but like all things, it has come to an end. After careful evaluation of my February 13th chest and liver CT scan, it … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Anyone?

As I suspected the last handful of days have been crazy. The birthday.  That was great considering I had a dentist appointment that day.  I really dislike the dentist.  Somehow, I managed to be showered with birthday gifts from my … Continue reading

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Goofy Video on Targeted Therapies

I found this video poking around the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium website this AM. (The map on the home page is a little out of date.  My cancer center OHSU is a recent member of the consortium.) The video below … Continue reading

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You’re such a good little pill, Crizotinib!

For 14 months now Crizotinib has been working for me.  At last Tuesdays CT performance review she received an exceeds expectations rating. For the most part she arrives on time each and every day.  Although, she has missed a few days … Continue reading

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It’s only Friday?

Feels like days have passed since yesterday.  Could have something to do with the restful sleep I got last night.  (Woo-hoo for that!) My blood bounced back up!  No change to the Crizotinib dosage.  I am very very very happy. … Continue reading

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10-4 Good Buddy!

Today is an important day for me.  I’m going to get my blood work checked to see if I can continue my currant dosage of Crizotinib.  This is the first time my dosage level is being questioned.  It’s a tad … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back

After 5 full days of being in the comfort of my home I’m still not my usual chipper self. Exhaustion has taken over my body.  Total exhaustion.  I accepted that it could be the result of a vacation for the … Continue reading

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“Not a whole hell of a lot!”

Last Friday was my 12-week scan day, not by choice.  I had my scan on Friday and results appointment with Dr. S on Monday.  Waiting a weekend for results can be hell. Getting CT scans are no big deal for … Continue reading

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