Today I will start chemo cycle #51.
That is … PRETTY … DAMN … INCREDIBLE, I’m sure you’ll agree!!!
Our new plan calls for the following over the next couple of months:
= Chemo infusions at UCSF every 2-3 weeks.
= Daily chemo tablets at home, morning and evening.
= Next status scans to follow in late December.
From a technical standpoint, this additional treatment means I am no longer in the UCSF & PACT Pharma immunotherapy clinical trial. However, the super-cells I received through the trial treatment will always be in me. I like to think of them as the ultimate door prize. As one of my medical advisers put it, “There is a possibility that the new chemo treatments may trigger the super-cells to do their thing against your #cancer … That’s a possibility that shouldn’t be ruled out.” Wouldnt’ that be fantastic!
So, we keep rollin’ and we keep climbing.
I am grateful for so many things as we start this new chapter in treatment.
My family, my friends, and our entire extended support circle of “Team Crafty” are all at the top of the list.
Super-cells and chemo can’t hold a candle to the way you have all carried me, Mady, and Nat, along this difficult path.
We are forever thankful and grateful for all your support from near and far.
Team Crafty has a new fundraiser with Conquer Cancer Foundation. It’s for their new “Trailblazers Merit Award” which will recognize cancer researchers working on our specific patch of cancer mountain (solid tumors) – every year starting in 2022. We aim to raise $40k between now and #WorldCancerDay, February 4th.
Please join me in supporting this effort.
> Donations can be made directly at this link.
Thanks for your support! – MC
This is what chemo-at-home looks like upon arrival … Bet you didn’t know!
Call your doctor today for that cancer screening you’ve been pushing off. It could save your life.