Yesterday morning I went back to Dana-Farber for a quick follow-up appointment; a few simple EKGs then I would be free for two weeks. They had a some concern with my ST levels?? Said it could indicate a heart attack, but it seemed consistent with my baseline EKGs so that would be unlikely. They let me head back out on the road with medication in hand. Ryan, once again they gave me a copy of the EKG so you could analyze. Can we do a blog consultation?
We made it to the Boston Airport with plenty of time to spare. We’ve been hustling around a lot lately, so it was nice to have some down time to relax and get some food. That’s when Mom and Shannon started to notice the side effects of the Crizotinib settling in; my head became quite swollen….
No worries, I took an anti-inflammatory and the swelling went down quickly. Apparently I took too much, and overcompensated…
I said “Beetle Juice” three times, and everything seemed to return to normal. Now I’m just waiting for the superhuman powers to kick in. Alright, so maybe we had too much down time at the airport. In all seriousness, the side effects have been minimal so far.
Our layover flight to Miami left about 45 minutes behind schedule; we would have to hustle to catch our connecting flight back to New Orleans. We were the last people on the plane, but we did make it on time. However, our luggage didn’t. When we landed in New Orleans, Jeff, Katie, and Amanda were ringing in the New Year at Jackson Square. We were still at the airport making plans for our luggage that would hopefully be arriving the following day.
Fortunately this is New Orleans, and the party continues all night. By the time we caught up with Jeff, Katie, and Amanda at about 2 AM, Bourbon Street was still in full effect. Starving, we first stopped by Arby’s to grab a quick bite to eat. Not so quick, everyone was stopping in with the late night munchies. While in line, Shannon, Mom, & Jeff were making new friends. Shannon was apparently representing the “West Coast??” Bourbon Street was great; craziest party I’ve ever been to. The clinical trial I’m on doesn’t allow me to drink alcohol, so I felt out of place amidst the craziness. However I was much better able to observe the madness. Happy New Year everyone! 2011 is going to be a great year!!