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Jul 09, 2013 - 5 comments
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I talked to my onc today. Good news, I've been discharged! I'm also getting a home health aid through Hospice. My onc is working on a clinical trial that applies to me and that I qualify for...and it's enrolling now, and I decided to go ahead and let him enroll me in it. My mom would really appreciate it. It's in phase II. They're trying Sunitinib in combination with Gemcitabine, which means I'll be back to getting chemo through an IV and not just oral chemo, though Sunitinib is an oral one. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this, but I figure I have nothing to lose, right? Well, nothing but potentially quality of life. But quality schmality (sarcasm). It's good, because there's usually something that excludes me from clinical trials, but this one seems to be a little broader, so I qualify for this one. The trial is at the hospital that's a little further, but it's only a 10 to 15 minute drive away as opposed to the one I usually go to, which is 4 blocks away. It'll be worth it, though. At least there's something new to be hopeful about.

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by evewisewoman, Jul 10, 2013
Hi Milla,

I'm glad you've been discharged and delighted to hear you will be getting a home health aid through Hospice.
I'm glad for you that you qualify for the clinical trial. I've never heard about either drug, but I hope they help
you. I'm also happy for you that the hospital where the trial is being help is closer and easier to get to.
It's so important to remain hopeful and positive. I wish you the best, Milla. Blessing, Eve

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by millachris7, Jul 10, 2013
Thanks so much, it's something hopeful

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by evewisewoman, Jul 11, 2013

Yes, this does sound hopeful. Stay strong and positive. I wish you well, Milla. Blessings, Eve.

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by millachris7, Jul 11, 2013
Thanks :)

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by evewisewoman, Jul 11, 2013

You're very welcome, Milla. :)

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