Category Archive: Clinical Trial

Feb 04

Introducing: Imbruvica

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2-4-2014 – Well, it’s been just about a month since my last update, so here I am again. For the past several months, my mom and I have made a trip to Detroit to visit the Karmanos Cancer Center to participate in a Clinical Trial Drug Study of a new drug called Ibrutinib.  Recently, that …

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Jan 08

Slipping Out Of Detroit

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1-8-2014 – Hello again, and a Happy New Year to you all!  My last year was great, and I expect the new one will be too! Mom and I took another drive down to Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit a couple of days ago, on Monday, for my regularly scheduled appointment.  The roads were clear …

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Dec 11

Study Time Is Over

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12-11-2013 – Had another visit to the Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit a couple days ago, on Monday, the 9th.  It was a VERY early appointment this time, 9:AM.  I tried to reschedule it for a later time, but they couldn’t work it out, so we were stuck with it.  That meant that we had …

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Oct 21

12 Year Anniversary With Cancer

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10-20-2013 – Another month since the last Karmanos visit, and another year with cancer. Every year in October, I’m reminded that it was nearing Halloween when I got so deathly ill and found out I have cancer.  It’s always struck me as an interesting coincidence that this time of the year, with the ghouls and …

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Sep 17

Karmanos and My Sore Thumb

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9-17-2013 – Well, another 28 days has gone by since my last visit to Karmanos, so it was time for another trip to Detroit yesterday to assess how things are going. My appointment was at 9:AM, so mom and I left early on our road trip; about 3:45 AM, actually.  Traffic snarled us up as …

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Aug 20

One Month With Clinical Trials

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8-20-2013 – It’s now been one month since I got into the clinical trials for Ibrutinib, and that meant going down to Detroit to visit my doctor at Karmanos Cancer Center.  Last time, that visit took nearly a week from start to finish, but this time we were in and out in a single day. …

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Aug 02

Immunization Schedule Cancelled

8-2-2013 – Got the result of my queries with the staffs at my oncologist’s office and the folks down at Karmanos heading up the clinical trial I’m in on the question of whether or not to continue with my immunization schedule. As you can probably tell from the Headline of this post, it’s cancelled for …

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Aug 01

Immunizations and Bike Rides

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8-1-2013 – Hi again! So, part of my road to recovery after the stem cell transplant is getting immunization shots, just like when we’re kids.  I had to wait a few months after the transplant to start that, and had my first ones almost two months ago.  The plan was to get more every two …

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Jul 23

A New Drug

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7-23-2013 Quite a lot’s happened since my last update which, in a way, is why I haven’t had an update recently. First of all, I learned WordPress at Lynda.com, where I do most of my online learning these days (actually, for the past several years), and decided to move all my old journal entries and …

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