In April 2013 I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma. I went to various hospitals and ended up at NYU for radiation treatment. Everything went well and over a year later the tumor died that was in my eye.
i went back to NYU for a checkup in November 2014 and found out that the melanoma has spread to my liver, Stage IV. Since finding this I have started the IPI treatment for every three weeks (just finished my first round) and in between having Leukine injections for 14 days.
I am wondering if there is anyone who has had the same melanoma or treatments. Also, if anyone has experienced any side effects. I have a rash and some blisters showing up on my outer thigh from what I believe is from the Leukine. Any advice or info would be fantastic.
Also, since the blisters showed up, I was told to take prednisone. Now I am worried that the prednisone will inhibit the treatments. Does anyone know any info on this?
I hope to hear back and ease my anxietys of an already tough situation. And for those who have won the battle.... I hope to be in your shoes. To those who haven't and their families..... All my prayers and best go out to you. This is a tough illness and I'm sure as everyone else feels, I want to be around much longer especially for my children and my beloved pitbull.
God bless. And I hope to hear from someone soon!