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    Other Care (Hospitalization): Went to the hospital because I woke with a fever and confusion. Doc thought I presented as beginning symptoms of sepsis but they couldn't find anything. I stayed in in the hospital for two days and they think it was probably a virus.

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    Celebration (A clear scan?!): I'm still recovering from colitis and will need to follow up with GI to figure out where I'm at, but two days ago I got results from recent scan and doc said "you do not have melanoma today." I'm still in shock and am hoping this continues to be my result when I go for scans every three months.

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      I had a similar experience after just one immuno-therapy infusion (Opdivo + Yervoy) for melanoma lung mets.. My only side effect was a rash, but treatment was stopped and I was put on Prednisone. Next CT scan was clear of all lesions. It's such a roller coaster. I'm so glad to see others getting good results, and I want to see a huge wave of NEDs roll through this website in the coming months.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Side Effects (colitis): Developed colitis while on Keytruda and had to stop treatment. On meds for colitis right now and still healing. In a couple of weeks, I'll follow up with GI to see where I'm at.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Immunotherapy): Keytruda was the immunotherapy I was on. The anxiety leading up to it was hard - infusion #1 was exhausting probably because of that. I ended up having three infusions and then developed colitis and had to stop. Prior to that, I had no issues and on occasion just experienced fatigue. Drank lots of water and thought that helped.

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    Procedure or Surgery (4 Lymph Nodes Removed - groin)

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    Procedure or Surgery (Wide excision surgery)