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Is it lazy or is it cancer?

I have been laying around a lot, an inspiration for my blog title. Since starting immunotherapy I have experienced almost nightly fevers in varying degrees. Most of the time it has stayed in the low grade between 99 and 100.9 but usually 2 days after an infusion there would be a spike to over 101, often peaking around 101.8 at which point I would pop a Tylenol and the fever would resolve within 2 hours. Now, as the immunotherapy is working out of me I still have fevers between 4pm and midnight but they have been going back to normal fairly quickly comparatively and are often back to normal way before midnight even. In a weird way I am an amateur scientist who studies my own Petrie dish. My medical team is great but nobody is going to keep track of these things like I will, I have found it important to be interested in the patterns especially when it would be easy to fear such things. I really hope these fevers keep fading and will eventually fade out completely along with the yeast factory in my body.


The coordinator of the study I am hoping to get into, called me last Friday at around 5pm. She had found me in a list of patients that qualified for the trial due to a mutated gene…Not gonna lie, I weirdly felt a little special. I can’t share a lot of the info as it needs to stay confidential but she said I have a spot in the study, we just have to wait for the sponsors of the study to release “approved consent”, hopefully I will get this in the next 2 days at which time I will go to the hospital and sign the consent as well as make a bunch of appointments. Being a part of a trial can be intimidating as you basically volunteer like a tribute from The Hunger Games but at the same time, there are a ton of cancer treatments that are FDA approved that will do it’s best to destroy a person SO, it’s not so bad OR it’s equally bad, ha! I am hopeful this is the one for me.


Until next time ❤️





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Mark Thibodeau
Mark Thibodeau
Jan 12, 2022

It's at times like this (and, not gonna lie, so many other times as well) that I really feel the loss of my mom, who died last February. See, I'm not a religious believer, technically speaking, but sometimes the proof is just in the pudding, and she was a CHAMPION at prayerful intercession.


Her batting average in terms of my friends alone was shockingly good. Everything from cervical cancer to a baby with a three month plug of fecal clay lodged in his colon to a friend who received multiple gunshot wounds to his torso for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I would call her up and she would go to her "second" church (on Sundays…


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Kara Muir
Kara Muir
Jan 12, 2022
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❤️ Thank you, that means a lot.

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drgenlong
drgenlong
Jan 11, 2022

Awesome news!!!! Congrats on being in the trial!!! You forgot one possibility though. The trial treatment could work BETTER for you than an FDA-approved one :-) ❤️

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