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hsp90 inhibitor by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We have a new plan of attack. A Phase One trial by a Massachusetts drug company called Syntha. STA-9090 is an inhibitor of Heat Shock Protein (hsp)90. If you want to learn ... Read on »
jet lag and bad news by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I had a wonderful time in Macau. The eleven days I spent there flew but my parents and friends managed to get my batteries completely recharged. A good thing since I needed ... Read on »
Home by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My last cycle of R7112 went so well (apart from feeling dizzy for 3 days) that last Wednesday I got in an airplane and came to the other side of the world. Yes, it is t ... Read on »
The betrayal of my body by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer << rewind stop It is March 2000. I am running along the Pearl River delta. I run slow and stop frequently. Zé pulls my arm forcing me to keep running. But I can't ke ... Read on »
The betrayal of my body by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer << rewind stop It is March 2000. I am running along the Pearl River delta. I run slow and stop frequently. Zé pulls my arm forcing me to keep running. But I can't k ... Read on »
Spring and Winter by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have to admit that this protocol I am on has one great advantage Every 14 days it feels like Spring to me. As you might suspect from my long absences from this blog, ... Read on »
Spring and Winter by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have to admit that this protocol I am on has one great advantage Every 14 days it feels like Spring to me. As you might suspect from my long absences from this blog ... Read on »
It's that time of the mo ... by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's that time of the month- again! I just swallowed 0.25mg of Lorazepam, one tablet of Kytril and 2mg of Decadron (steroids). The Lorazepam is already making me sle ... Read on »
One more cycle coming up by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Elsa is upset about the results today. It seems the tumors are beginning to increase, although it is hard to tell, because they are hard to read. The radiologist read the sc ... Read on »
At the waiting lobby by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Stepping out of the elevator means 45 minutes to drink the Barium Smoothie. It does not go smoothly though. It is a 45 minute torture. This time they only have banana flavor ... Read on »
At the waiting lobby by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Stepping out of the elevator means 45 minutes to drink the Barium Smoothie. It does not go smoothly though. It is a 45 minute torture. This time they only have banana flavo ... Read on »
One more cycle coming up by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Elsa is upset about the results today. It seems the tumors are beginning to increase, although it is hard to tell, because they are hard to read. The radiologist read the s ... Read on »
Dear friends I have been aw ... by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Dear friends I have been away because Farmville has been taking all of my time. Hopefully I'll be back soon after I cure myself. I have joined FAA (Farmville Addicts Anon ... Read on »
Catarina never said a word, but she always spoke to us. by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Over the past few days I have been mourning the loss of my 18 year-old niece, Catarina. Zé spoke a few words at her funeral and I think they summarize the absolute lo ... Read on »
Catarina never said a word, but she always spoke to us. by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Over the past few days I have been mourning the loss of my 18 year-old niece, Catarina. Zé spoke a few words at her funeral and I think they summarize the absolute l ... Read on »
...and this is part of a "book ... by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer ...and this is part of a "book" Maya wrote when I had surgery #7, two years ago. Read on »
I save everything my girls ... by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I save everything my girls draw or write. Today we were looking through some of Filipa's drawings and found this one. On the back it reads: "Elsa no hospital - Macau 200 ... Read on »
Lhasa's music by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It was 21 months ago that I did my shaving-head video and used Lhasa's music. With the news of her premature death on New Year's day, I found out that she was diagnosed with ... Read on »
Lhasa's music by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It was 21 months ago that I did my shaving-head video and used Lhasa's music. With the news of her premature death on New Year's day, I found out that she was diagnosed wit ... Read on »
a post for Rajiv by Elsa D Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Rajiv I don't know anyone else on R7112, so I am glad you found me through my blog. I just completed the fifth cycle. I take a daily dose of 1270mg for 10 days, and then r ... Read on »