Well, my surgery is Canceled, instead of the ol' call from my Surgeons nurse to tell me a time blah blah blah, i get a call instead from my Oncologist leting me know because of all my biopsies coming back Melanoma, and that my latest treatment Opdivo is not working for me. I can handle the Opdivo being stopped, i saw this coming anyway, tumors arnt sappose to pop up eveywhere when yer on it, i get it, but stop a much needed surgery? An easy breezy one to? Ah man, so, her final words where, theres not much i can do, surgerys arnt working, Topline immunal meds arnt working (Pembro, Ipi & Nivo) she said chemo is my ONLY option and of course Trials..apparently the IL2 Proleukin might be to late to do but shes not totaly sure and another referal back to Kaiser Riverside i go, Dr Jang ill see once again. Im thinking if i do anything, ill go back to Kaiser Sunset and see Dr Rodriguez, he was cool as hell And the drive is like 20 minutes compared to over an hour drive at Riverside for basicly the same expertise...im so upset...heres a copy of my email ftom my surgeon......
"""" I had discussion with Dr. Pakanati, you are not candidate for surgery tomorrow
You have the colon melanoma probable small intestine lesion, the anterior abdominal wall mass and the mass you just had biopsied
She will see what other treatment would be available
Your surgery is cancelled for tomorrow"""""""(end)
Cut and dry huh? Pray for me as i do you all....
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