Wednesday, January 27, 2010

3 month biopsy (from start of Ariad trial)

I can't believe how fast time has gone by. It just like last week that we scrambled to make our way down to Portland on a Friday afternoon, so that we could start the trial. Yesterday was our Day 1 of Cycle 4, which roughly translates to the 3 month checkup. Yesterday involved getting an Echo Cardiogram, blood draw of like 12 tubes, and then the always fun BMB. The first one at OHSU was with Dr. Mouro, where as this one was with Dr. Deininger. Unlike all previous BMB's, Dr. D does it while you're lying on your side, where as the others have you laying on your stomach. I was a little skeptical since my bones are known to be 'stubborn', and I envisioned being pushed right off the table when trying to get through the bone into the marrow. But surprisingly, it seemed to go rather smoothly, and quickly. Of course that could be contributed to Valium and Morphine that they injected into my IV right before they started. I hit a beer level of 12, which is a new high. That is my personal scale on how relaxed I feel, so basically I felt super drunk.
The ride home was basically sleeping it all off, thank god for Cynthia as the driver. Today was the usual soreness, and the drugs wearing off. And of course, the waiting on the results. They will probably be trickling in over the next week to 10 days.

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