Suzanna Posted January 6, 2022 Share Posted January 6, 2022 Hey LUNGevity friends! It's been too long and I just wanted to check in and say hi. Adam is still getting clean scans and having minimal side effects from Keytruda. The biggest is still fatigue, coupled with heightened anxiety and trouble sleeping, which we're addressing in various ways. His treatments are every six weeks for now, and the effects are worse for the two weeks immediately following treatment. I had a bit of a difficult revelation over the holidays when I accompanied him to his appointment for the first time in many months. He had been receiving his infusions here at our local hospital, but the infusion nurse left, and with housing and staffing challenges in our mountain town (and, well, all towns), they started sending him to Fort Collins for treatment. He went alone initially because visitors were not permitted thanks to rising COVID cases, but then it just became habit. I joined him last week because I was off for the holiday and he casually told me that sometimes he doesn't feel great when driving back, and being in the cancer center can be emotionally difficult for him. Hearing this broke my heart because I realized that I was able to have some distance from the reality of this still being in our lives by not going. So, for 2022, I'm taking him to his appointments. Despite his fatigue, we did get a hike in on our anniversary - 12/27. It was a short one in Rocky Mountain National Park where we were married. It was snowing beautifully and felt extra special this year. I hope to be around the forum more in 2022, and I'm wishing you all the best for this year. Suzanna Rower Michelle, WalkingHorse, Judy M2 and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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