Tag Archives: kidney cancer

Lifeline

I’m a rebel at heart. Rules are made to be broken… even, nay, especially, my own strictures, such as the one about updating this blog at least once a month. I’ve been taking some stick about my online absence. I’m … Continue reading

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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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David Servan-Schreiber

To date, although I have ploughed through the screeds of cancer waffle on the internet with an increasingly frenetic focus, in an attempt to find some info which will improve my odds, I hadn’t succumbed to delving into the massive … 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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Above the grass

Not long after my last post I went through a bit of a slump. I felt tired, a bit yucky, just pretty weary. The weather mirrored my mood, grey and dank, and I developed an unnatural fondness for my quilt. … Continue reading

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Pill popping

I now have a ¬£100 a day drug habit. Fortunately I don’t have to mug pensioners to sustain it. On Tuesday I had confirmation that I was accepted on the everolimus¬†trial. When I heard the news I danced around the … Continue reading

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Everolimus hopes

For the first time ever I almost had a panic attack. Having been reasonably calm for the past year my body betrayed me as we drew up to the Edinburgh Cancer Centre at the Western General hospital, and I was … Continue reading

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Unwelcome news

On the 19th August 2010 my urology consultant confirmed a CT scan on 16th July had revealed two tumours in my abdomen. Small tumours – compared to the 19cm x 16cm monster he had dispatched in a radical nephectromy on … Continue reading

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