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Good news. Phew!

February 26th, 2019 at 04:19 pm

More good news, y'all!

Well, I got good news last Friday: I’m still in the small minority (25 percent) of kidney cancer patients who are “significant responders” to immunotherapy. In August, my tumor was an egg. (For me, egg = death). In November, it was a walnut. Last Friday, it was a grape-almond. As in, smaller than a grape and slightly larger than an almond. So yay. Shrinkage. Another miracle.

To celebrate, I'll leave you with this hilarious segment by comedian Wanda Sykes about diagnosing people with fruit. It makes me laugh every time because it’s so true.

So yes. I’m a grape-almond miracle. Maybe I’ll get lucky and be a pea next time.

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17 Responses to “Good news. Phew!”

  1. laura Says:

    Awesome. Wonderful. Blessings to all.

  2. alliecat79 Says:

    Thank you for the update! So glad you're responding! Who knew being a grape almond would be such a blessing Smile

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    That's wonderful news!!! Does the immunotherapy you use specific to your body, or is it made for anyone?

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    It's not specifically engineered for me, although there are some new treatments, namely Car-T for Leukemia, that do that. They don't have a version of Car-T for kidney cancer yet. I'm on Opdivo, which is used on a range of cancers and is reasonably successful! There are now clinical trials aiming to get these sorts of good results in more people, since it still has an overall low success rate. (about 25 percent in kidney cancer and 40-50 percent overall in all cancers.

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    That's wonderful news! Thinking happy thoughts that the next scan will yield pea-sized results. Smile

  6. Dido Says:

    So happy you got the good news, and praying for a pea-size result next time!!

  7. Laura S. Says:

    So happy to hear this!

  8. CB in the City Says:

    What wonderful news! Here's to shrinkage! May it shrink and shrink!

  9. KellyB Says:

    So wonderful to hear this good news for you!

  10. Amber Says:

    Yay that’s truly a blessing.

  11. Carol Says:

    Yes, shrink and shrink!!

  12. MonkeyMama Says:


  13. LuckyRobin Says:

    That's great news. I will pray for pea size or smaller. Although that's a vegetable, so I guess it is just produce in general then.

  14. rob62521 Says:

    How absolutely marvelous! Let's pray for even smaller fruit! I rejoice with you!

  15. shiela Says:

    This is so great to hear. Keep on fighting.

  16. ceejay74 Says:

    This makes me so incredibly happy to hear. You are amazing!

  17. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    So good to hear!

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