Did you ever wonder who names these new drugs? Yesterday I started taking pazopanib. This is a brand new drug by Glaxo Smith Klein. This is an anti-angiogensis drug. It is designed to destroy the blood vessels that supply the tumor therefore ..killing it and saving me. I hope this works. I could use a big miracle right now.
The side effects range anywhere from just being tired all the way to the damaging of your heart and liver. I have been experiencing a slight kind of drunk feeling so far. I would like it if that would continue for the next 4 weeks until I get scanned once again....it may make the next weeks easier :)...I also have not been drunk since I was in my twenties so it may be fun!!! If my writings become a bit strange, please let me know. :)
Pazopanib has shown good results for kidney cancer and encouraging results for my kind of cancer. So now I have the honor of being the guinea pig and seeing if this will work for others like myself. We could use a good drug as there are not many options after surgery for people like me.
I saw on the news today that Congress was working the "weekend" to get their healthcare bill going...why is it such a big deal when Congress works on the weekend? What the hell was going on all the years before? We elect them and I do believe that they are many years late in doing anything....they should be working weekends!!! Where has the effort been all of these years and why do people wait for a crisis before they get anything done!?
As far as I am concerned there is absolutely nothing "special" about Congress working the weekend! Do it more often. And work more in cooperation.