Diagnosis and Treatment
Had a pea size mole on left flank and removed January 9, 2019.
On Jan 25, 2018 I was diagnosed with Melanoma, surgery February 5th 2018 to remove and trace lymph nodes finding two with metastatic Cancer.
Apt with Oncologist and Brain MRI and PET scan. All Neg.
Went back for second surgery March 12, 2018 to remove remaining Lymph nodes. All 15 were clear.
I received my first dose of Opdivo starting April 5, 2018 for 24 treatments / 1 year and my last dose was March 21, 2019.
During that time, Fatigue, itching and bone & joint Pain stayed with me the whole time. The only thing that curved the pain was prednisone which was for the last few months, had to be a low dose so it did not interfere with my Opdivo treatment.
So overall, I did tolerate the treatments ok. Now that I have been off Opdivo for 2 months, and prednisone for 1 month, my pain is returning. UUGGG.
But the key to this all is that I am Still here.
I pray all the time that everyone with Cancer or gets Cancer, will all be cured.