Tag Archives: everolimus

Extra time – a benefit or a burden?

Just over a year ago I was frantically doing everything I could to avoid taking Sunitinib (trade name Sutent), the gold standard treatment for kidney cancer, a ‘life extending’ multikinase inhibitor which has had such an impact on halting the … Continue reading

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Limboland

I’ve had quite a few emails from friends and considerate followers of the blog who are concerned that I haven’t updated for a while and this has indeed been the longest gap in my posts. This update is necessitated by … Continue reading

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True Grit

Thanks for the concern over my chipmunk cheeks (last post). I thought my swollen face might have been an allergic reaction but as it lasted over a week the medics thought not. A GP at my local surgery speculated it … Continue reading

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Swollen face

That’s me that is. I woke up this morning with swollen cheeks and bear a strong resemblance to a chipmunk (not the grime rapper but the North American small squirrel, see left). The weather is lovely but there is no … Continue reading

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Ten is a magic number

Oops! I’m being slothful again. It was actually a fortnight ago – on July 31st, the date of my MRI scan at The Christie in Manchester, when ten figured prominently. On that afternoon, we got the wonderful news that the … Continue reading

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New outlook

Now where were we? That last update may only have been posted eleven days ago but it feels like a long time. We’ve been pretty busy since. My latest batch of everolimus (Afinitor) arrived promptly on the 6th July. I’ve … Continue reading

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Crushed?

Day 3 of an ongoing pictorial theme! Nah, only joking. I do still feel completely bewildered – and quite exhausted by the events of the past few days – but my spirits are picking up. The brief consultation with Professor … Continue reading

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Independence Day!

Sharon McCord has checked into The Christie hospital in Manchester. Her friends and family like this! I’ll keep this post short and sweet. The big op is on, as originally scheduled, for Monday 4th July. Robin drove us down the … Continue reading

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Swings and roundabouts

The most profound things in my life that have happened since my last post haven’t happened to me but to others around me. The best was the wonderful news that my mother’s scan showed she is clear of the breast … Continue reading

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Taking time out?

“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it” – Lucille Ball. I’ve been thinking about that phrase a lot recently – my usual stringent research (i.e., some rapid finger splashing on Google) suggested an attribution to Ball. … Continue reading

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