Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The SAHA Trial
I'm leaving in a little while. I go back to New York for lab tests every week for the first four weeks of the trial and from then on I only go back once per month. The latest tests show that I have cancer in about six places: two on the right side of my neck, two on the left side of my neck, one in my chest and some activity in my belly. The new medicine, called SAHA, consists of about 17 pills every day for three weeks and then one week off. Right now, I'm coming up to my week off. When I'm on the meds, I get a headache that doesn't go away until night time, feel nauseous and get tired. Recently I got a head cold and am fighting that without other meds because they don't want to elevate my liver function. Even so, my spirits are up. Thanks to everyone who has dropped a line. I haven't blogged in a while because the medicine makes me really tired during the day. Plus, I have nothing new to say and didn't want to bore you all. I'll try to post something more substantial in the next week. Thanks again.
Posted by Michael Herlehy at 7:46 AM