Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Update

Yesterday, I had my routine scans that I have every three months.

I was nervous to see how well the experimental rapamycin drug is working.

I had the CT scan and then went to go see my doctor and EVERYTHING had shrunk and was smaller than they had been previous.

It was great news to hear and so I will continue taking the drugs I am and thinks are going great!

Now on to finishing the school semester and then I can relax and enjoy things during Christmas break.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sex scandals and Cancer Fighting

I have now been taking Rapamycin for over a week now and so it was once again time to go to the doctors and get my arm poked. Since this is not a ordinary chemo or drug that is usually used to treat cancer the nurse drawing my blood did not know the protocol for figuring out my Rapamycin levels.

They check these levels to make sure that my body is not being totally put out of whack by this new drug I am taking.

So after about 2 hours sitting and waiting my blood was drawn and sent off to the lab. I have yet to hear back from them so I assume that all the levels are good. (I figure they would call me if they were otherwise.)

Besides fighting cancer I am still working on my research paper on comparing the apology celebrities and politician after they admit to a sex scandal. This paper along may be the reason why BYU was only ranked #9. If it was not for my research partner and I googling and searching for prominent sex scandals I feel we would have at least been in the top 5. Here is the article.

That is all I have for today. Oh wait I was going to unveil my new theme song. I could not pick just one. Here are two song the ALWAYS put me in a good mode when they come on my ipod.


Song: It's Time by: Imagine Dragons


Song: This is the New Year by: Ian Axel

Enjoy listening. I listen to each song like 5 times just while writing this post.

Also if you have not seen the movie 50/50 you need to because it is great.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Still Fighting It

I had my doctors appointment after taking my Temodar (Chemo) for a week. My blood counts were great. However, with this chemo the blood counts often have a delay before they dip...so we shall see what happens.

Also, I am now taking a drug called Rapamycin or Sirolimus to fight the cancerous party going on in my insides.

This drug is not "chemo" it is usually taken by patients who have received a organ transplant.

You can click here. If you would like to read the wikipedia page about the awesome drug.

So we shall see how it works in terms of fighting It.

As for the rest of life, school is going well and I only have three papers and one test before I can celebrate the day called christmas.

This does not sound like a lot, but one of the papers is 20-25 pages and the test is on Statistics....so it should be a fun few weeks.

Until the next update.....Keep fighting it.....Whatever it may be!

In my next post I will unveil my new theme song!