It’s a Blood Infection

“Ma’am your husbands blood cultures came back, and it’s a blood infection. You need to get to your closest ER right now.” On Monday, we spent the whole day at University of Michigan cancer center. We were determined to get… Continue Reading

A week in review

This week has sucked, mcsucked, and triple sucked. In review, Monday we spent all day at U of M getting reacquainted with our Michigan oncologist, and meeting with a social worker that specializes in cancer. I am sure the counselor… Continue Reading

The waiting is the hardest part

As Mike posted in the last blog post the Keytruda has stopped working, and his tumor is growing again. It’s been a couple weeks of ups and downs, and I just didn’t feel like posting anything. Suddenly my emotional block… Continue Reading

It’s me Mike..Today starts a new chapter of my life

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life”.  My mom used to say that to me.  Today is her birthday and she would have been 77 years old if cancer hadn’t taken her life almost eight and… Continue Reading

Should I try keytruda first?

Cholangiocarcinoma is a brutal disease. There are not a lot of available treatment options, not a lot of money goes to research like it does for the more well known cancers, and by the time people get diagnosed with this… Continue Reading

Getting on with the getting on with it..

It’s the end of the school year, we have a kid who graduated from high school, have hosted a graduate luncheon for him, and had a busy couple of weeks! Mike was able to get treatment 26 of Keytruda last… Continue Reading

An empty glass

In the interest of full disclosure, today has sucked. In the cancer world, there are a lot of sucky days. Today stood out even in the cancer world as a really sucky day. I simply couldn’t think of a thing… Continue Reading

When you start the day with vomit on your shoes

We went to Ohio State last Friday, both of us a bundle of nerves praying Mike would be able to receive treatment 25. Thankfully, his blood level was 8.8, and he was able to receive treatment 25 of Keytruda. His… Continue Reading

Bump…Bump…Bump

Friday, April 29th we went to Ohio State for what we hoped would be treatment 25 of the immunotherapy drug Keytruda. Unfortunately, Mikes blood level was a 7, and they were unable to treat him. This means he is severely… Continue Reading

Treatment 24 of Immunotherapy and Scan Results

Treatment 24 of the immunotherapy drug is in the books my friends! Mike had a long, long day at Ohio State last Friday with scans and treatment. The scans showed stability, and no growth in the tumor. It still measures… Continue Reading