So maybe I slipped up or maybe I didn’t. The thing is is that my fingers and toes are numb. Completely numb. Why? Probably because I added a medication to my cancer treatment called DCA which is ruthless and causes these sensations also known as peripheral neuropathy. Is it permanent? I hope not. But that’s still not keeping from worrying my butt off about it!
That’s also why I haven’t written a blog post in a while – my hands aren’t working too well. And it’s not even because of cancer! It did however give me a great excuse to buy my 7th Xbox and all the shooting games my trembling hands can handle! My reasoning “Xbox makes you use your hands and coordination more than most things .This should be a good rehabilitative thing for me to do.” 7th XBOX you ask – it’s the 7th because I tend to play Xbox too much and that makes me mad and prevents me from getting work done. After a while I begin to get mad at both me and the Xbox until finally I either (A) take a baseball bat to it or (B) slam it onto concrete exploding it.
What’s my favorite game? It’s a toss up between COD Infinite Warfare and Overwatch…Wanna play? Player id – comptonlaw
Two weeks into the no meds break feels great! My head is clear and I can get some work done. Typing on my Macbook proved a little tough – if you have the new one then you know what I mean. The keys are almost depressed into the keyboard so they lay flat and with my hands the way they are right now (numb and trembling) it proved to be a problem. So I bought a cheap Chromebook whose keys stick up above the keyboard making it easier for me to type.
I’m still going to Dallas every two weeks as part of the Nivolumab clinical trial to get infused with either (A) Nivolumab or (B) a placebo, which most people would call sugar water. Time and MRI’s will tell if I’m getting Nivolumab.
Nivolumab looks like it’s going to be a straight up replacement for chemotherapy. Nivolumab is already approved for metastatic skin cancer and lung cancer and looks like it’s going to be approved for brain cancer as well, considering it’s already half way through the approval process. What makes Nivolumab a really cool drug is the fact that it’s non-toxic unlike chemo. It works with your body’s immune system, boosting it – using it to attack cancerous tumors.
So that’s what’s been going on cancer wise.
Business wise this has also been a test for the companies I’ve built – can they run by themselves? The answer is yes they can and yes they are. This enables me to rest comfortably at home, recovering, while maintaining my family’s livelihood.
My first son’s birthday was on Monday the 22nd and we’re going to celebrate it this coming weekend. He’s pumped! He wants an orange bicycle with “three wheels” – that’s Dylan verbatim. I can’t wait. I’m so happy to be alive and able to spend his fifth birthday with him and our families.
On a side note – I just finished reading “Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy” which has like 10,000 5 star reviews on Amazon. It was a weirdish story but fruity enough that I read it through. Afterall, I respect a like minded individual that makes up his own words 🙂