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  • #80446
    lainy
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    Dear Matt, kind of a good news maybe news day. But, it seems you are in good hands and they will get to the bottom of this. I think CC little monsters love to play these games with you! Hope everything works out for the best. Speaking of games…..a BIG one Sunday night!………

    #80445
    mattreidy
    Participant

    This week I had an MRI to try to “see” and validate that the CA 19-9 drop since starting Keytruda is actually a good measure. Results are back and there is no evidence of disease. This is great news, but tempered a bit by the fact that my recurrence has only once been barely seen on a scan. It’s just too small and in a crowded area of my peritoneal cavity so it’s nearly impossible to see. I’m sure it’s still there, at least a bit, based on my CA 19-9 still being above normal, but the Keytruda is working to bring that number down and, therefore, killing the cancer.

    On another note, I had labs this week too and my liver function test results (ALT, Alk Phos, AST, and Billi) were alarmingly high. Higher than they have been since my resection two years ago. They spiked in less than 2 weeks. The previous labs were all normal. There’s no sign of blockage anywhere so we suspect it’s an auto-immune response to the Keytruda. I’m starting prednisone (steroid) today to put the breaks on my immune system and will skip my dose of Keytruda next week to see if that helps. I may go back out to Mayo Clinic for an ERCP to make certain that there’s no blockage if the labs don’t look like they’re headed in the right direction when I get them checked again next Wednesday.

    #80444
    nancypkeen
    Participant

    Fabulous news. Love to see that graph going south!!

    #80443
    middlesister1
    Moderator

    So happy for you Matt!!!

    #80442
    gavin
    Moderator

    Brilliant news Matt! Looking forward to hearing more good news from you as well!

    All the best,

    Gavin

    #80441
    marions
    Moderator

    Thrilling news, Matt. Agree with the others, keep the good news coming.
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #80440
    debnorcal
    Moderator

    Matt,
    So happy for you! Keep the good news coming!

    #80439
    iowagirl
    Member

    Love the news…..thanks for sharing. And…btw….the graph really helps me see the path this has taken …where you were and are now. Super.

    Julie T.

    #80438
    mattreidy
    Participant

    It is perfect timing, for me. I couldn’t be happier!

    Lainy wrote:
    Matt this is amazing! It is like a miracle and may the miracle continue!
    #80437
    lainy
    Participant

    Matt this is amazing! It is like a miracle and may the miracle continue!

    #80436
    darla
    Participant

    This is great news! Keep it coming! :)

    #80435
    mattreidy
    Participant

    Time to share still more good news.

    Today I just got the latest CA 19-9 results and it’s down to 151 from 160 three weeks ago. The Keytruda is still working.

    I’ve now had a total of five infusions and will continue having them every three weeks until… Still no side effects to speak of too.

    Here’s my history showing the continued drop:

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    #80434
    sherri
    Member

    Glad to hear your good news. Enjoy your holiday and I look forward to having lunch with you and Susan after the holidays.

    Merry Christmas
    Sherri

    #80433
    darla
    Participant

    Glad to hear this Matt. Such good results so far and no negative side effects. So happy for you. Keep the good new coming. :)

    Hugs,
    Darla

    #80432
    debnorcal
    Moderator

    Wow, Matt. Such great news! I’m so very happy for you.

    Debbie

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