I haven't blogged lately because there is so much on my mind. I don't even know where to start. I just might have to do a few over the next few days to get it all out. But first, I know people are looking for an update. I met with my oncologist yesterday. He is looking into getting me into a clinical trial at Stanford. There are several at UCSF & Stanford, but almost all of them require a certain HLA blood type. I do not know what type it is, but of course mine is not the type they are looking for. So automatically I'm eliminated from a lot of clinical trials. Right now, for the advanced stages of melanoma (me) the only one in the area is the one at Stanford. The blood type is not the only criteria, so my dr is checking if I fit all of the criteria. He should be calling me by the end of the week to let me know if I'm a candidate.
I don't recall if I've posted it or not, but my appetite is back! YEAH! I'm eating normal portion sizes again. And my back pain is very minimal. I haven't taken any Tylenol since yesterday. I also slept really good last night, in my own bed! I must say, things are definitely looking up.