Thursday, October 21, 2010

Finally ... I’m on the Clinical Trial

Yippee yahoo … I’m on Brivanib Alaninate!

Yesterday at the clinic, the nurse came checked my blood pressure. After that the Onc came in and gave me a physical exam and discussed my health in general. I said other than being a little tired, I was feeling pretty good. He looked at all my test results. Everything looked good except some of my liver numbers were high … sky high. He said I made it in … just under the maximum … with only a few points to spare.

Long story short, the nurse asked when I’d like to start and I said … ASAP. Excellent, we’ll see you tomorrow morning at 8:00am … bring breakfast and lunch. Your appointment will last eight hours and blood will be drawn every two hours. Here’s hoping my PICC line can be used for that.

10 comments:

Audrey said...

That's awesome Daria! Good luck!

Teresa said...

I'll think good thoughts for you.
All the best,
Teresa

SurvivorDiane said...

Found your blog from the Woman's Day article. Looking forward to reading your story.
Diane from survivordiane.com

Chez said...

Excited by your enthusiasm Daria. Best of luck.

Bernie said...

Am praying this new treatment works Daria, I think you are such a blessing to those who have cancer, had cancer or who are going through treatment.....We need you well sweetie, am keeping you in my heart and prayers......:-) Hugs

gillian said...

Thinking of you, Daria. What does this trial entail? What is the treatment? Who is in charge of it and how many people involved? In many ways it is very exciting. Will be following your progress with interest. Lots of love

Daria said...

Gillian, the chemo is oral so I take 4 pills every day.

The study is sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb and it looks like about 500 people are taking part in the study.

Tina said...

Hoping it all goes well Daria!!

WhiteStone said...

I'm glad to hear this news! Keep us tuned. Keeping you in my prayers.
Bless you!

www.nancyspoint.com said...

Good luck with this trial. I hope it goes really well for you. Sounds like today will be a long day. Enjoyed the Woman's Day article, you are inspiring.