Sunday, December 6, 2009


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 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. 

1 comment:

  1. Pazopanib (brand name Votrient) is a powerful and selective multi targeted sensory receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor of VEGFR-1, VEGFR-2, VEGFR-3, PDGFR-a, and c-kit that blockings tumor development and reduces angiogenesis.


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