The latest

December 16, 2021.

When I got up this morning at around six, I noticed I had a new message in MyChart. It was from Rugo. She said…

Hi Lana, the PD-L1 came back and is 1 — not negative but not high enough to allow us to use immunotherapy.

(punch in the gut)

However, we have studies that will allow us to give you immunotherapy after the Xeloda, so that option still exists.

(still feeling punched)

The FDA approved immunotherapy if the PD-L1 is 10 or greater. So, the Xeloda bandage will probably not be pulled off until my prescription runs out in November 2022. I’ll know more after my December 28 appointment.

I’m deeply disappointed, but on the bright side I won’t be losing my hair anytime soon.

Wish I was sharing better news.

Happy Holidays, my friends. May the beauty of the season shine brightly on you all.

“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.” — Bart Simpson