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The X Files......
Greetings and Happy Halloween from Rajasn and me! I have reached the seven month mark in my Xalkori treatment and I am scheduled for a scan next Monday. I'll probably have news of results within a few days of the test, and then I'll know how well the drug with the funny, sci-fi name has actually worked.

Other news is that I will be having my chemotherapy infusion port removed next Tuesday by the same surgeon who installed it (that's the metal disk that was surgically implanted in my chest in 2010 that was used for my IV chemo drips). Now that I am taking pill-form medication I have no need for it. The port served its purpose well for my many rounds of IV chemo infusions, but I will be glad to part with it.

I am breathing very well now and my doctor says that my lungs sound nice and clear. He's hoping that the scan will show some significant containment of the disease progression that occurred earlier this year.

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The X Files

I know you'll be glad to have that port gone. No more having to have it flushed, etc. Hope everything goes well with the scan and the results are good. Love you, Mom

Thanks, Mom. I'll let you know as soon as I have more news!

With scanning and surgery out of the way, I'm ready for Thanksgiving!

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